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Ulthera Caused Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries?

I just did an Ultherapy treatment around my eyes, the doctor warned me it could bust capillaries and then she would treat them with Vbeam. However, I only notice spider veins broken on my eyelids, where she did not directly treat! Why has this happened!? Can v BEAM remove these broken capillaries or spider veins on my eyelids?

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Ultherapy is not known to induce spider veins on eyelids

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I have never seen any spider veins caused by Ultherapy, nor heard from my colleagues that this has happened. It's one thing to create a bruise by disrupting the fine wall of a capillary but it's another to induce new vein formation. Many people do have spider veins in the eyelids, especially the upper eyelids and most patients are unaware of them, so there might be a possibility of the vessels having been present prior to the ultherapy.

Please see your doctor for an evaluation.

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Manhattan Dermatologist
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Ultherapy and broken blood vessels

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Hi.  I have done 120 or so Ultherapy cases and I have not seen any spider veins from the procedure.  I don't think that your spider veins on your eyelids are from Ultherapy.  Often, patients inspect their faces closer after a procedure and they see things that they didn't see before, but were there all along.  

Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
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