A doctor or vein specialist can usually diagnose broken blood vessels on the face with a visual examination.
There are various treatment options available, but not all options work for everyone, so a person with spider veins may need to try several before finding what helps them.
The St. Johns Vein Center offers Sclerotherapy and Laser Therapy options to treat spider veins on the face.
Sclerotherapy uses small injections of sclerosing agents to help spider veins disappear in a short period of time, generally a few weeks.
The injected liquid helps seal up the blood vessels, which causes the visible veins just under the skin to disappear.
Some patients may experience discomfort and pain using this method, but most side effects should resolve within a few days.
Laser therapy uses high intensity laser lights to destroy spider veins. However, laser therapy can also damage the skin, which could make it more sensitive during recovery.
The process may require multiple sessions to get the desired result. With laser therapy the veins can return, and the procedure may need to be repeated.