Facial veins are a very common complaint among men and women – especially as they age. At Paradise Valley Skin Klinic™, we offer laser treatments that effectively, safely and easily target unwanted veins and restore a clear complexion.

What are Facial Veins?

Facial veins are dilated blood vessels that affect 40% of the population. They are common on the cheeks and nose, but can appear anywhere on the face.

They frequently emerge on men and women and people with the following conditions or risk factors are more likely to experience them:

  • Rosacea
  • Fair skin
  • Sun damage
  • A family history of facial veins
  • Hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause

How are Facial Veins Treated?

The quickest and easiest way to treat unwanted facial veins is with a laser. Various modalities may be used to treat facial veins, including Electrocautery, Vascular IPL, Diolite and YAG lasers. This advanced technology allows us to precisely target the dilated blood vessels without harming the surrounding skin.

During treatment, we will direct the light energy into the vein. This energy will heat the blood vessels, and gradually your body will reabsorb them until they disappear.

What to Expect During Your Treatment

When you arrive at the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic™ for your facial vein treatment, we will guide you to your private treatment room and review exactly what to expect during the procedure.

From there, you will rest comfortably in the treatment chair and we will give you goggles to protect your eyes from the light of the laser. A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment to ensure your comfort.

The appointment will last anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on how many veins you’re treating. During the procedure, we will use the laser energy to heat and destroy the unwanted blood vessels, so that your body can easily clear them away. This process is not typically described as being painful, although some patients do report some temporary discomfort secondary to the heat of the laser.

After Treatment

Because the laser only targets your unwanted facial veins, side effects are minimal. After your procedure, you may feel swelling, redness or tenderness in the treatment area. More rarely, discoloration and moderate blistering can occur. All of these effects are temporary and can be minimized by applying ice.

Within four to six weeks, your body will have completed the reabsorption process. At that point, your results will be apparent – with clear, smooth skin where your vein used to be. Depending upon the extent of your facial veins more than one treatment may be required.


How can I prevent new facial veins?

Many of our clients want to know how to prevent new facial veins from developing after their procedure. The best way to do this is by protecting your skin from the sun. Use sunscreen, wear wide brim hats, and stay out of the sun when it’s the strongest – between 10 am and 2 pm.

Meet Dr. Daniel Shapiro

A world-class plastic surgeon in a league of his own.

Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly three decades of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.

Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the reopening of my practice for both surgical and non-surgical services on May 1, 2020. As per the governor Ducey's executive order on April 22, 2020, elective surgery has been allowed to proceed, with appropriate precautions taken by health care professionals to ensure continued vigilance against the spread of Covid-19.

Our office staff and the staff of Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center and Surgical Recovery Center have proactively taken necessary precautions to meet strict criterion for health providers according to the state of Arizona. These include necessary patient screening for Covid-19, strict protocols for cleaning offices and treatment rooms, adequate PPE, and continued social distancing. As before, waiting areas will have minimal capacity, and friends and family members should not accompany one into offices or treatment areas.

With great anticipation we welcome you back to the practice, and wish you all continued health and safety.

Sincerely, Daniel Shapiro MD, FACS

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