Will Botox or something similar remove a unsightly artery vein above the temple on my forehead? (Photo)
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Unsightly vein on foreheaD
Botox does not work on blood vessels
Thank you for your question greening1994. Botox is a purified protein used to relax muscles which cause wrinkles associated with facial expression. Botox will have no effect on blood vessels. Unsightly veins and broken capillaries can be addressed with vascular lasers such as Nd:YAG, pulsed dye, KTP, and IPL. However if a blood vessel is pulsating, it is likely an artery and should be left intact. Treatments to stimulate collagen such as lasers, radiofrequency, and ultrasound may provide benefit in cases surrounding arteries. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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Will Botox or something similar remove a unsightly artery vein above the temple on my forehead?
I would not recommend Botox as the intention of the treatment is not the same. The application of it would not help with the artery vein on your forehead as this is something that is congenital. It is possible it would lessen the intensity with which it appears due to the relaxation of the muscle, however this is not guaranteed.
Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon for further advice and the best, safest results.
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Johnson C. Lee MD
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I'd recommend either
1) sclerotherapy of the vein, which involves the precise injection of chemicals to dissolve vein walls, or
2) laser to remove the vein, or
3) injection of a filler to the surrounding area, to help support to loose skin and disguise the bulge of the vein. You do have some loss of volume to the temple and forehead, which is why the vein is more visible.
Of course, seek someone experienced with these techniques. Best of luck!
No it will not
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