Varicose, Spider and Facial Veins

Varicose, Spider and Facial Veins

Do you have to contend with unsightly facial or spider veins on a daily basis? What about large, twisted varicose veins that make you want to say goodbye to shorts forever? Don’t worry, the Ottawa Vein and Cosmetic Medical Clinic is here to help. With our state-of-the-art treatment methods and a knowledgeable team of professionals who are detail-focused, we can assure that you’ll benefit from attentive care and awe-inspiring results.

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How Come My Veins Are Visible, Anyway?

The visible presence of facial or varicose veins is primarily caused by weak or damaged vein valves due to genetics and age. They can sometimes be influenced by pregnancies, hormonal changes, changes in weight, or standing or sitting for prolonged periods due to reduced blood flow. There is generally no cause for concern unless you’re experiencing some symptoms like pain, swelling, burning, itching, cramping in the affected area, though there are complications such as ulcers to be aware of.

Our Treatment Solutions

Our team offers a trio of highly effective solutions geared towards reducing the visible presence of leg and facial veins. Among them include sclerotherapy, laser treatment with TruPulse Nd:YAG laser, and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy. Our Doctor and Medical aestheticians are highly experienced in all three methods, utilizing years of experience and knowledge to ensure the best possible results. We’ve chosen these methods for their relative non-invasiveness, satisfaction assurance, and comfort for each and every client.

Areas Successfully Treated

  • Legs
  • Thighs
  • Lower hip areas
  • Feet
  • Arms
  • Cheeks and forehead
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Frequently Asked Questions

In the case of varicose veins, women are more likely to develop them, largely due to hormonal changes. These occur during menopause, pregnancy, and menstruation, meaning there’s a much higher likelihood of the veins forming. During pregnancy, in particular, the body’s blood volume increases and together with the hormonal changes can lead to the presence of varicose veins.

Yes, especially for varicose veins. Bleeding, while rare, has been known to occur from veins close to the surface of the skin that end up bursting. Otherwise, the most significant threats are blood clots and ulcers, both of which can be very dangerous and painful if not treated by a medical professional. If you spot varicose veins, it’s best to get them checked out by the experts as a precaution.

There are various contributing factors to facial veins. Some common causes of facial veins include hereditary factors, rosacea, and environmental causes such as UV light, pollution, and smoking, to name a few.

Not for facial veins unless if handled by an experienced and very capable professional. We offer a much nicer and better solution for those spider veins: TruPulse Nd:YAG. Sclerotherapy is today typically reserved for spider veins/varicose veins away from the facial area.

Nothing irregular other than minor swelling or temporary redness should occur. You won’t have to worry about being out of commission after the treatment session is finished.


Are you ready to revitalize your appearance and say farewell to unsightly veins? The Ottawa Vein and Cosmetic Medical Clinic is happy to help! Reach out to us today to get started.

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