Veins on one’s face can be harder to hide than those on hands, legs, and feet.
Don’t let facial veins cause you to lose your confidence. Veins on one’s face can be harder to hide than those on hands, legs, and feet. Fortunately, the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center offers personalized treatment plans and procedures to help reduce the appearance of facial veins.
Common Causes of Facial Veins
1. Genetics. Some people have been discovered to have a family history of spider veins, varicose veins, and thus facial veins. If someone in your family has had varicose veins or spider veins, then it could be likely that you will as well.
2. Pre-existing health or medical conditions. Some side effects of medication can lead to spider veins on different parts of the body including the face. Also, underlying health conditions can have an adverse effect on vein health. It is important to let your doctor or medical professional know about these important factors before diagnosis and treatments can be offered.
3. Aging. As one gets older, some changes in health and wellness are natural. Veins on the face can slowly begin to appear as the skin begins to lose its elasticity.
4. Pressure. Different types of pressure such as from an injury or even the atmosphere can have lasting effects on one’s body. Just as one can expect bruising from a fall, one might notice facial veins after something (such as sneezing) has caused the small blood vessels in your face to break.
5. UV and Sun Exposure. Skin damage from prolonged sun and ultraviolet ray exposure can lead to wrinkles, age spots, visible veins, and more. These are just some of the many reasons why putting on sunscreen before heading outdoors is an important item to add to one’s routine.
6. Changes in Hormones. Hormone fluctuations can lead to an increase in the risk for spider veins and varicose veins. A boost in the hormone estrogen, and sometimes also pressure from sudden weight gain, is one of the reasons why pregnant women might notice an influx of visible veins along the legs or face.
Treating Facial Veins
There are a few popular procedures for treating facial veins, such as laser treatment and sclerotherapy. Laser treatments can be more expensive, but some experts consider them to be the best treatments for facial veins. Laser vein therapy is often used on more severe cases and uses a targeted light beam to cause the damaged vein to collapse and your body soon removes the vein on its own. Sclerotherapy can be less expensive and less painful than other procedures. Sclerotherapy treatments help remove broken veins on the face by injecting a chemical solution into the faulty vein, causing it to collapse. The sealed vein is eventually reabsorbed into the body and gradually fades from view. Both of these procedures also help restore healthy blood flow.
The San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center’s services offer procedures to help treat cases and reduce the appearance of facial veins, spider veins, and varicose veins. One of our popular treatments, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy uses ultrasound technology to find veins easily beneath the surface of the skin and inject them with a solution to close them. Our center has the expertise to find the best, personalized vein treatment plan that works for you.
Contact the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center to schedule a consultation and get the results you’ve been looking for.