Facial Veins: Causes and Treatment

By April 9, 2018Vein Treatments
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Facial veins are commonly found on the face around the nose and cheeks. These small veins tend to be reddish or purple and are often referred to as “capillary veins” or “broken veins.”

How Facial Veins Develop

There are many different factors that can contribute to facial veins including:

  1. Sun exposure. UV rays from the sun cause collagen to break down. This can lead to the appearance of spider veins, more common among those with lighter skin.
  2. As we age, our skin gets thinner and veins weaken.
  3. Heredity and genetics. Facial veins tend to run in families.
  4. Those who suffer a facial injury such as bruising can lead to prominent veins on the face. Also, any type of pressure that is put on the veins in the face including frequent sneezing caused by allergies or vomiting can contribute to facial veins.
  5. Medical conditions. Having certain medical conditions including rosacea, may contribute to the development of facial veins.
  6. Hormones and pregnancy. Since the body produces more estrogen during pregnancy, women may suffer vein weakness. During pregnancy, blood flow is also increased; therefore a woman’s veins may become enlarged, causing blood to clog the vessels.

Treatment for Facial Veins

The vein specialists at The Vein Centre can help treat facial veins through a variety of different treatments. Similar to spider veins, the treatment for facial veins can be laser treatment. Laser treatment is a non-invasive treatment, which involves using the heat of the laser to injure the vein, forming scar tissue. The scar tissue closes the vein, which causes it to lose its blood supply and eventually be absorbed by the body. It typically takes more than one laser treatment for desired results. Laser treatment of spider veins is very effective and safe. 

Visit The Vein Centre Today! 

If you have noticed the appearance of abnormal veins on your face, treating them early is highly recommended. Visit The Vein Centre today for an accurate diagnosis and more information about the treatments we offer.

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