Medical Name: Facial Telangiectsias
Facial veins are dilated blood vessels that can be commonly found on the checks and on or around the nose. The spider veins can vary in size from a small spot to a large area on the face.
What Causes Facial Veins?
As with any symptom the underlying cause of facial veins may not be clear without a diagnosis from your doctor. Most commonly a person may develop facial vein symptoms from:
- Overexposure to the sun
- Steroid use
- Hormone changes
Common Symptoms of Facial Veins
Usually, facial veins are asymptomatic. However, in the context of rosacea, telangiectasias can be associated with a burning sensation. As mentioned above, spider angiomas can be seen in people with liver disease, such as cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol. Some autoimmune diseases, including lupus, may be associated with facial telangiectasias. Furthermore, there are a few very rare genetics diseases that are associated with visible veins. Your physician can help distinguish between the different causes of facial veins.
What Are Treatments for Facial Veins?
Laser treatments are a popular option for reducing and eliminating the veins. Depending on the severity of your condition, our laser treatment procedure can give you instant results.
Laser treatments for facial veins have little know side effects with the reward of great results. A person may feel a little pain and experience minor bruising that will clear up in a day or two. A person will begin to see results after the first treatment, and will keep seeing improvements in the weeks to follow.
The Vein Specialist of Houston can give you a consultation and recommend which spider veins treatment would be the best option for your facial veins.
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VeinGogh is another special procedure option for facial veins. The procedure time will depend on the size and location of the veins on the face. A small area of facial veins can take as little as a minute to repair, but if it is a larger area it could take up to 25 minutes to treat. Minor redness is the main side effect of this treatment, which for most will go away in a day. A person will see immediate results from the VeinGogh procedure, and continued improvement in the following weeks.
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How to Prevent Facial Veins
Prevention is much easier than treating the condition once it develops. Excessive exposure to the sun should be avoided as much as possible. When in the sun, sunscreen and a hat should be worn to help avoid skin damage that can lead to spider veins. Individuals who have skin inflammations, such as rosacea, should consistently treat the condition to help prevent it from getting worse and possibly triggering facial veins to appear.