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Facial Vein Correction at the Boston-based Office of Dr. Bartlett

With laser facial vein correction, Boston patients can address frustrating broken blood vessels. Broken blood vessels on the face vary in size and appearance and can develop at any age. Facial veins usually appear on the cheeks or nose. Larger veins may also appear around the eyes, temples, and forehead.

What Is Facial Vein Correction?

Facial vein correction is the cosmetic treatment of broken capillaries, also known as spider veins, on the face. Since blood vessels lie just below the skin, when they become enlarged or broken, they become easily visible. They appear as web-like red threads on the skin.

Smaller veins can easily be corrected with laser treatments. These treatments deliver heat energy that gets absorbed by the blood vessels, leading to their destruction by coagulation. Once they are destroyed, the unsightly veins will gradually fade as the body naturally and safely eliminates the tissue.

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Vein Correction?

If you want to be a good candidate for facial vein correction, you should be in good physical health. If you have a known medical condition that affects your blood vessels, you may not be recommended for this treatment. People who are prone to scarring are also not ideal candidates for this procedure.

Your Consultation

Prior to undergoing a laser treatment for facial spider veins, Dr. Richard Bartlett will perform an examination of your face. Dr. Bartlett will evaluate the size and location of the broken blood vessels. You will be asked about your medical history, any underlying medical conditions, any allergies, and current medications.

The Procedure

Facial vein correction usually takes about an hour. During the treatment session, the laser’s handpiece is held over the targeted vein while laser energy is administered.

The laser device has a built-in cooling system that helps numb the skin. Patients experience a mild tingling sensation while the laser energy is being applied to the target areas. Laser treatment for facial veins causes only minimal discomfort to most patients.

A series of treatments may be needed to properly address the appearance of spider veins on your face. Most patients need two to six treatments to successfully eradicate facial veins. More sessions may be needed if new spider veins continue to appear.


There is minimal recovery needed after your facial vein correction procedure. Most patients experience almost no downtime and can go back to their routines a day or two after.

Bruising, bumps, and slight texture changes are expected after treatment. These usually go away after a day or two. The spider veins will gradually change appearance in the next several weeks following your therapy.

How Much Does Laser Facial Vein Correction Cost?

The cost of facial vein correction will depend on the number of veins treated. The overall price might also include succeeding laser treatments for your spider vein correction.

Contact Us

Achieve flawless skin with facial vein correction in Boston to minimize the appearance of spider veins on your face. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.