It is estimated that at some point, over half of the population will be affected by varicose veins on the face. Although varicose veins can occur any place on the body, they often appear on the face. Varicose veins on the face are also known as spider veins due to their resemblance to a spider’s web. The dilated red, purple, or blue capillaries which are often found around the eyes, cheeks, chin, or neck, are visible because of their proximity to the surface of the skin.
Unsightly varicose veins on the face, while typically a cosmetic problem, may also be a symptom of the body’s overall health, as they are actually injured veins or capillaries. Pressure from long-term inflammation, obesity, or high blood pressure can cause damage to vessel walls. However, simply rubbing or washing the skin too roughly may also be the cause of broken capillaries, especially around the delicate eye areas.
Aging can also be a factor in the development of facial spider veins due to weakened veins and skin. In addition, too much sun exposure, certain skin diseases, smoking, exposure to pollutants or toxins, stress, insomnia, or a lack of physical activity can also be contributing factors.
Home remedies such as applying apple cider vinegar or witch hazel may help with the appearance of spider veins in some people. Alternatively, Retinol creams may help reduce the visibility of the veins and improve the health of the skin. The application of cold compresses may also help reduce the appearance of these blood vessels in the face. However, once facial spider veins appear, they typically require varicose veins treatment in order to disappear.
A varicose veins specialist can help treat these facial veins through highly effective laser treatments for varicose veins. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized with laser vein removal, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With this modern therapy, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment.
If you would like more information regarding facial vein treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.