Varicose Veins on the Face – Do Genetics Play a Role?

Varicose facial veins are quite common. In fact, over half of the population will be affected by the small reddish or purple facial veins. They are often found around the nose and cheeks and are sometimes referred to as capillary veins or broken veins.

Like other types of vein issues, they have several common causes including, sun exposure, aging, hormonal changes such as pregnancy, lifestyle, and family history. Like nearly everything else health-related, genetics can play a major role. However, these damaged veins may also be a symptom of an underlying health issue that shouldn’t be ignored, as one of the significant causes of varicose veins is poor circulation. 

Pressure from long-term inflammation, obesity, or high blood pressure can cause damage to vessel walls. However, simply rubbing or washing the skin too roughly may also be the cause of broken capillaries, especially around the delicate eye areas.

Aging can also be a factor in the development of facial varicose veins due to weakened veins and skin. In addition, certain skin diseases, too much sun exposure, smoking, exposure to pollutants or toxins, stress, insomnia, or a lack of physical activity can also be contributing factors.

Although facial varicose veins may present no health issues, these ruptured veins can be unsightly. Once the veins appear, they typically require varicose veins treatment in order to disappear. 

A varicose vein specialist can help treat these facial veins withlaser treatment for varicose veins. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless.

With laser treatment for varicose veins, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary. 

If you would like more information regarding facial varicose veins, and their causes and treatments, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: 

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments. 

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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