Common Causes of Facial Veins
Spider veins and broken capillaries can appear anywhere on your body. They are usually unwanted regardless of where they appear, but it can be very frustrating to deal with them when they show up on your face. When spider veins and broken capillaries do happen on your face, they will usually collect around your nose and under your eyes. Following are some common causes of visible facial veins.
There are a lot of reasons why you might be developing spider veins. It’s important to realize that the reasons facial veins develop are drastically different from the reasons why unwanted veins develop on your legs or other parts of your body. Spider veins can be blue or red. They are usually thin and spread out over a portion of the face. Spider veins are usually not a health risk, but they can have a negative cosmetic impact. For many people, the emotional frustration that comes from having spider veins is just as debilitating as if they were dealing with a physical issue.
If you are dealing with spider veins, it’s good to know that you are not alone. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery states that approximately 50 percent of women in the United States are battling with spider veins.
Spider veins, regardless of where they develop, have to do with a deficiency in your vein. This is because there is a valve in the veins that is designed to prevent the blood from flowing backward. Unfortunately, a vein deficiency means there’s damage to the vessel wall, and as a result, blood begins to flow back and collect in the vein.
There are some medical reasons why this might happen. For example, if you have been dealing with inflammation in a particular area for a long period of time, if you’re dealing with high blood pressure or if you are obese, you may develop these veins.
There are also some non-medical reasons as to why you might develop facial veins. For example, you may be battling acne or have another skin condition that makes you unhappy. In an attempt to clear up your skin condition, you start to wash your face vigorously. This can result in broken capillaries, especially in the areas around your eyes. Now, you have red or blue veins on your face in addition to the skin issue that you’re trying to treat.
Some people develop spider veins on their face as a result of age. As we get older, our skin gets thinner and weaker. As a result, the small veins that are just underneath the skin become more apparent. When you are younger and have broken capillaries, your body is able to move things around so that the function of the broken capillaries is absorbed by other capillaries. However, as we get older, our body loses its ability to make this switch.
There are certain lifestyle changes that you can make to prevent the development of facial veins, but if they have already begun to form, we can help you get rid of them with some specialized treatments at All About Me Medical Spa in San Diego. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn more about your treatment options!