What are Facial Veins?

Facial Veins are spider veins located on the face. They are also called Telangiectasias or Spider Angiomas. They are typically found on the cheeks, forehead, and nose. Spider veins on the face are easily treatable and usually present no additional signs. Although unflattering, facial veins do not typically indicate any serious underlying conditions. At Vein911, we offer the best vein removal on the face, VeinGogh.

A number of factors can cause veins on the face. Two of the most common are:

  • Sun Exposure: Sun exposure can cause facial spider veins, especially for those with fair complexions. UV rays from the sun break down collagen, which is the material making up the walls of spider veins. This breakdown of collagen causes the spider veins on the face to become more noticeable.
  • Rosacea: Sometimes, facial spider veins appear as a sign of rosacea, a skin condition that may cause redness, inflammation, acne, and oily skin to appear on the face. Rosacea is a progressive disorder Read more about Rosacea here.

Other factors or conditions contributing to the appearance of veins on the face may include:

  • Allergies
  • Pregnancy
  • Traumatic injury to the cheek or nose area
  • Steroid use
  • Use of oral contraceptives
  • Scleroderma
  • Liver disease
  • Lupus
  • Excessive coughing or sneezing