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Can I use a sterile needle to pop the little spider veins on my face?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosen
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Some activities, such as putting up drywall or painting, may be a better outlet for someone with a diy attitude.
Medical treatment is best handled by a board certified physician. Facial spider veins are typically easily treated with a specialized laser or ipl see your local phlebologist or dermatologist. Put the needle down and back away slowly. :).

In brief: No

Some activities, such as putting up drywall or painting, may be a better outlet for someone with a diy attitude.
Medical treatment is best handled by a board certified physician. Facial spider veins are typically easily treated with a specialized laser or ipl see your local phlebologist or dermatologist. Put the needle down and back away slowly. :).
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosen
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It won't help

Please don't try.
It is potentially dangerous and won't help. There are far safer and more effective ways to treat them. These include laser, rf thermocoagulation and sclerotherapy.

In brief: It won't help

Please don't try.
It is potentially dangerous and won't help. There are far safer and more effective ways to treat them. These include laser, rf thermocoagulation and sclerotherapy.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No, it won't work.
See a dermatologist or vein specialist who treats those. www.phlebology.org or veindirectory.Org.

In brief: No

No, it won't work.
See a dermatologist or vein specialist who treats those. www.phlebology.org or veindirectory.Org.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not safely

Please do not attempt procedures on yourself.
Puncturing veins under the skin places you at risk for infection and scarring. Spider veins are treatable with sclerotherapy or a cutaneous laser.

In brief: Not safely

Please do not attempt procedures on yourself.
Puncturing veins under the skin places you at risk for infection and scarring. Spider veins are treatable with sclerotherapy or a cutaneous laser.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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