Looking in the mirror and seeing tiny veins just under the skin can be disheartening. Although they pose no serious health threat, facial veins are irritating to try to cover up. Thankfully, there are preventative measures along with treatment options to help you get past those unsightly branch-like veins.
Tiny spider veins can appear almost anywhere on the face, especially the nose, cheeks, forehead, and eyelids. They tend to be as thin as floss and have a red or blue color. Men and women both get facial veins, but fair-skinned women suffer more. As people age, skin gets thinner, which can make the veins appear more prominently.
Facial veins are also associated with hormonal changes, heredity, and especially sun exposure. If you begin to see tiny veins appearing on your face, take steps to help stop the problem from getting worse:
- Exercise regularly and massage your face with lotion to get the blood circulating.
- Stay out of the sun, or wear protective sun screen.
- Reduce alcohol intake. Consumption of alcohol has been linked to dilated capillaries.
- Reduce sodium intake. Sodium can increase the swelling and irritation of veins.
- Make an appointment with Dr. Zimmet!
Dr. Zimmet offers Pulsed Light Rejuvenation for vascular lesions (facial veins). The treatment has proven to be safe and highly effective. Dr. Zimmet is a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and has over 20 years of laser training.
Tired of your facial veins? Contact our office today to set up your consultation.