Facial Veins


Spider veins can appear due to broken capillaries around the face. Eye Strain can also cause veins to appear and/or bulge. Some people develop bulging, twisted veins as a result of a lack of exercise as well. In general, exercise can significantly improve skin problems and even spider veins. Exercising regularly can also improve a person’s overall health.

Facial vein problems can be irritating and make a person self-conscious. The unsightliness of spider veins and the difficulty in remedying them causes some women to seek a permanent solution. Treatment for facial veins varies depending on the patient’s particular vein problems. In most cases, these veins do not pose a health risk. However, to find a successful treatment for facial veins, a personal consultation with a healthcare professional is necessary.

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Facial veins can appear as small veins or larger, darker veins. These veins typically develop as a person ages. Liver disease and, in rare cases, certain autoimmune diseases can cause facial veins to appear. Sometimes the cause of these broken capillaries around the eyes stems from insomnia or stress. Genetics can also play a role in the development of veins in the face. Facial veins are most often caused by the following:

  • Consuming too much alcohol
  • Overexposure to sun
  • Rosacea
  • Acne

Diagnosis & Treatment

To have visible veins in the face is generally seen as a cosmetic problem. Many women with this problem use makeup and concealer to hide discoloration in the face. Women with lighter skin might notice these veins much easier because veins generally show through lighter skin easier than through darker skin. Creams and serums can be purchased over-the-counter for treatment of spider veins in the face. However, results received from these treatments can range from significant to practically nonexistent.

It’s important to realize there are treatment options available for facial veins, varicose veins and spider veins. These treatments may consist of sclerotherapy or laser therapy. A physician might also recommend specific lifestyle changes to prevent these veins from developing in the future. Our physicians at Virginia Heart & Vascular Institute can determine the cause of facial veins and provide cosmetic and medical treatment via a customized service plan and prevention plan. For vein treatment in Fairfax, Virginia, call 703-560-1075 to contact VeinGuard Heart & Vascular Center.


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