Facial veins are actually spider veins on the face. They 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 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.
What are Facial Veins?
Are Facial Veins Dangerous?
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, personal consultation with a healthcare professional is necessary.
What Causes Facial Veins to Appear?
Facial veins can appear as small or larger veins and 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:
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Overexposure to the sun
- Lifestyle factors
- Obesity, inflammation and high blood pressure
Before & After Treatment
Can Facial Veins be Cured With Simple Remedies?
Having visible veins in the face is generally seen as a cosmetic problem. Many women with this condition use makeup and concealers to hide discoloration in the face. Women with a lighter skin tone may display 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 the 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 VeinGuard Heart & Vascular Center can determine the cause of facial veins and provide cosmetic and medical treatment via a customized course of treatment tailored to meet your exact needs.
At VeinGuard Heart & Vascular Center, we are proud to offer treatments with the excel V laser system. This laser system is designed to allow for the broadest applications for treatment of a wide range of vascular conditions, from superficial to deep, with great patient outcomes. This system can address facial veins and under-eye blue veins in a shorter time and with more efficient results in addressing lesions on the nose, cheeks, eyes, forehead and more. The excel V laser system has a built-in CoolView system, allowing greater patient comfort by delivering a continuous cool burst before, during and after each pulse.
Dr. Fareeha Khan, the board certified cardiologist at VeinGuard Heart & Vascular Center, can address visible facial vessels of any size and color. She has performed scores of laser treatments to highly satisfactory results on her patients. During your initial consultation, Dr. Khan will go over your medical history in detail and will listen to your concerns and health goals and will formulate a course of treatment to meet your exact medical needs.
You may require one treatment, or in some cases more, based on the severity of your condition. After the treatment, Dr. Khan will provide you with exact post-procedure instructions to follow. Recovery time is usually minimal but depends on the extent of treatment. Following the procedure the treated vessels will gradually begin to dissipate and it may take several weeks before the full benefits from the treatment are realized.
The end result will be a clearance of facial lesions on the areas addressed. A high level of patient satisfaction has been commonly reported from this procedure, with patients no longer feeling the need to hide or conceal facial veins that were previously a source of worry or discomfort.
If you would like to schedule a consultation or find out more about our facial vein treatments, please feel free to contact us and one of our office representatives will get back to you shortly.