Noticeable veins on the face may not seem serious unless it is your face!
Seeing spider veins staring back at you in the mirror every morning may be affecting your life…the longing for a perfectly smooth complexion.
Veins on the face are usually not painful unless they are caused by a condition called rosacea.
Rosacea can add irritations like bumps, burning and additional redness.
Luckily there are lasers that, after consulting with a physician, can offer facial vein removal.
What Causes These Face Veins?
Spider veins and blood vessels can develop on anyone’s face regardless of age or gender but some people have a higher risk than others.
- Genes: people with a family history of spider veins are more likely to have them
- Sun exposure: sun damage enlarges the blood vessels and bring them closer to the surface of the skin
- Rosacea: condition in which the skin becomes flushed and red due to veins on the face
- Hormonal changes: hormonal changes such as in pregnancy can cause broken blood vessels
- Trauma: when the head undergoes an injury there can be broken blood vessels and bruising
Spider veins are more common on the nose and cheeks. Reticular veins in the face appear blue or green and can be very noticeable on areas such as:
- Across cheekbones
- Across jaw bone
- Across mouth
- On temples
- Under eyes
Please Tell Me They Can Be Treated
Yes there is hope facial vein removal is real, well priced, and available for everyone!
Bad news is treating facial veins is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. Talk to your physician about the best approach for you.
Sclerotherapy: While this treatment has been the go to for removing veins, your physician may opt for another route.
Facial skin is thinner and more delicate than other parts of your body. It is effective but there are other options that work best for facial skin.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): This treatment targets the blood inside the vessels. The IPL destroys the vessels with heat and minimizes damage to surrounding tissue.
The special light penetrates the skin and treats the deeper layer while the top layer goes without damage.
Laser treatments: these treatments can eradicate small capillaries and spider veins on the face. There are minimal side effects and results can be instant.
When Should I See a Doctor?
Spider veins on the face pose no harm, but as stated above they can be a sign of an underlying condition.
If you are unsure of the cause then seeing a medical professional is the first step.