What Are Facial Veins?
Dilated veins and capillaries on the face commonly affect both men and women, particularly those with fair skin. Often referred to as spider veins for their fine, web-like appearance, the medical term for them is telangiectasia.
Although visible facial veins are not normally a cause for concern, they can be a cosmetic nuisance. In general, vessels become more visible with age as the skin becomes thinner. They are often related to rosacea, although sun exposure, hormones, pregnancy or family history can also be contributing factors.
Facial Veins Treatments
If you suffer from unwanted facial veins there are a number of treatments that can help:
- Vascular lasers, IPL and Laser Genesis are the most commonly recommended treatment options
- Medical grade skincare and diligent sunscreen use can help control and prevent recurrence
- In those prone to them, facial veins have a tendency to recur and regular maintenance treatments along with good sun protection is recommended.