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Abnormal veins are often embarrassing for patients regardless of their location on the body. However, when these veins appear on the face, they can have a dramatic impact on your self-esteem. Below is some basic information about facial veins, why they appear and what you can do to get rid of them.

Defining Facial Veins

Facial veins are spider veins that develop on the face. They are most common on the nose, forehead and cheeks, but they can appear in other locations as well. Some people refer to facial veins as “spider angiomas” or “telangiectasias.” In most cases, these veins do not cause any of the uncomfortable symptoms that may be experienced with other types of abnormal veins.

Causes of Facial Veins

Many different factors can contribute to the development of abnormal veins on the face. Some of the most common causes of these veins include:

  • Exposure to the sun. – UV rays from the sun cause collagen to break down. This can lead to the appearance of spider veins, especially among individuals with lighter skin.
  • – As we get older our skin gets thinner and veins weaken.
  • – Facial injury or even scrubbing your face too hard can break small veins and cause them to enlarge.
  • Having certain medical conditions. – Some medical conditions, including rosacea, lupus and allergies, may contribute to the development of spider veins on the face.

Treatments for Facial Veins

If you have abnormal veins on your face, effective treatment is available. The most effective method used to treat these veins is known as “VeinGogh.” This procedure utilizes highly concentrated radiofrequency energy that is designed to destroy the diseased vein without damaging the healthy skin around it. This procedure can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Patients don’t need to check into the hospital for this procedure, and no anesthesia is required.

The results of VeinGogh become evident immediately after the procedure. However, if a severe case or new abnormal veins develop on the face in the future, repeated treatments may be necessary. VeinGogh can also be used to remove cherry angiomas effectively.

Click here to see what cherry angiomas look like.

How Do I Learn More?

If you have noticed the appearance of abnormal veins on your face, treating them early is highly recommended. Visit the vein specialists at Vein911 for an accurate diagnosis and more information about treatment.