Laser Facial Therapy: For Resolving Facial Spider Veins

An Interview With:

Vincent Gardner

About the Clinic

Top, Left-to-Right:

  • Dr. Gardner, MD
  • JaDon Gardner
  • Robin Long, RVT


  • Mary Beard

About Us:

The Vein Institute at Southern Surgical Arts is a dedicated facility with one goal: the comprehensive treatment of vein disorders. Using cutting-edge technology in our state-of-the-art facility, our award-winning, board-certified surgeon, Dr. Vincent Gardner, is dedicated to improving the health, comfort, and appearance of our patients. 

What We Offer:

  • Treatment for spider veins on hands, face, and legs
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Neograft hair regrowth and rejuvenation


Certified by American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

Credentialed in ultrasound and Registered Surgeon in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)

Faculty of SSAs’ American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s Fellowship Program

Board examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

woman undergoing laser facial therapy


1. What causes facial spider veins?

Spider veins are caused by blood pooling in veins near the surface of the skin. Factors such as age, heredity, obesity, trauma, and changing hormone levels can cause spider veins to occur. They tend to increase with age and are most common among people over 30 and pregnant women. 

2. How do you develop a plan for each individual client’s needs?

The treatment plan is typically developed based on the size and location of the veins that need to be treated. Smaller surface veins respond well to laser treatments, whereas larger blue veins may require additional treatment methods. 

3. What’s the recovery like following treatment for facial spider veins?

Side effects include minimal bruising and swelling for a few days following the procedure. You may experience changes in skin coloration around the treated veins that typically fade over time. Any discomfort can be easily managed by over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers.

4. How do you follow up with your patients after treatment?

We have close follow-ups with each and every patient to ensure satisfaction and success of the procedures. 

5. What is your philosophy when it comes to caring for your patients?

My goal is to improve the health, comfort, and appearance of every patient who comes to The Vein Institute. Every patient should feel heard, at ease, and confident in our ability to determine the best plan of action for any treatment administered.

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