Facial Vein Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group -  - Vein Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group

Vein Specialist located in Beverly Grove & Santa Monica, Los Angeles, & Glendale, CA

Facial veins appear just below the skin’s surface in areas like your chin, nose, and cheeks. If your facial veins stand out because of their prominent placement, the team at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group, serving Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area from office locations in Beverly Grove, Santa Monica, and Glendale, California, can treat them using evidence-based therapies. Book your evaluation for facial veins by phone or schedule online today.

Facial Vein Q & A

Patient with facial vein image

What are facial veins?

Facial veins are tiny spider veins or broken blood vessels that appear on your face, one of the most common areas. Typically, they appear on the nose, chin, and apples of the cheeks. You can also have larger visible blue-ish veins around the temples. 

Your likelihood of having facial veins increases as you get older. This is because your veins get weaker with age, just like many other tissues in your body, and are more likely to stretch out or dilate. Your skin also becomes thinner, which makes it easier to see the veins beneath it. 

Facial veins are rarely painful, but because they’re in prominent places, you might not like the way they look. Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group offers cosmetic therapies for facial veins that can make them disappear from your skin’s surface. 

The team examines your veins and decides which form of treatment will work best in your case. 

What causes visible facial veins?

Many factors can cause or contribute to facial veins. Your chances of seeing facial veins on your face may be higher because of:

  • Genetics
  • Rosacea
  • Alcoholism
  • Sun exposure
  • Pregnancy
  • Extreme changes in pressure from sneezing, vomiting, etc.
  • Head injuries
  • Environmental irritants
  • Weather changes
  • Lupus 

Some facial veins appear temporarily or only at certain times, but others are always visible. 

What are my treatment options for facial veins?

After the team at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group examines and diagnoses your facial veins, they help you review your options for treatment. You might need to try more than one option before finding one that effectively conceals targeted veins. 

Treatment options for facial veins include:

Topical retinoids

Consistently applying topical retinoids may reduce spider veins on the face and improve skin health simultaneously. However, some experience itching and irritation while using retinoids, so you should stop their use if this happens.  

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment for spider veins that uses a chemical called a sclerosant to close them. Blood flow then redirects through other healthy vessels in the region. 

Laser therapy

Laser therapy works in a similar way to IPL therapy. Laser therapy uses focused light to close off visible facial veins, but it may cause some lingering irritation after treatment because the light can damage the skin. You might need repeated treatments if the targeted veins return. 

To schedule your evaluation for facial veins, call Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group or book an appointment online today.