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Face Veins Specialist

Goldman Vein Institute -  - Board Certified Vein and Vascular Specialist

Goldman Vein Institute

Board Certified Vein and Vascular Specialists located in Abacoa, Jupiter, FL & Wellington Mall, Wellington, FL

Face veins, also called thread veins, appear on your nose or cheeks and affect the way you look. With sclerotherapy treatment for face veins at Goldman Vein Institute by board-certified vascular specialists Saluja Varghese-Goldman, MD, RVT, RPVI, Alexander Goldman, MD, RVT, RPVI, and their team, you can enjoy clearer skin immediately. To learn more about face veins and their treatment, call the offices in Jupiter or Wellington, Florida, or book a consultation online today.

Face Veins Q & A

What are face veins?

Face veins are tiny veins that you can see on your skin’s surface on your nose, cheeks, or temples. They’re typically either red or purple in color and are also known as broken blood vessels, capillaries, or spider veins. 

These veins are usually harmless and don’t cause discomfort or any other symptoms, but they can make an undesirable impact on your appearance. If you find yourself trying to conceal your facial veins with makeup or covering your face to avoid displaying the veins, it may be time to book a consultation for sclerotherapy at Goldman Vein Institute. 

What causes face veins?

You can get face veins at any age for a number of different reasons. You may have a genetic predisposition to getting spider veins and other venous complications, and certain factors in your environment can contribute to their formation too. Common factors leading to face veins include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Weather changes
  • Pressure changes (sneezing, yawning)
  • Pregnancy
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Head injuries
  • Certain chemicals and air pollutants

Face veins are also a common symptom of rosacea, a chronic condition that causes your skin to become flushed and red during flare-ups. You’re at higher-than-average risk of developing rosacea if you have fair skin and if you have family members with the condition. 

How are face veins treated?

The experts at Goldman Vein Institute typically treat face veins with visually guided sclerotherapy. The treatment takes only 20 minutes and takes place in the office. 

During sclerotherapy, the team at Goldman Vein Institute injects an FDA-approved solution into the tiny veins on your face. The solution causes the veins to seal up. Eventually, you can no longer see the treated vein on the surface of your skin.

You might need a series of sclerotherapy treatments to get rid of your facial veins. However, you can return to your day as normal after your treatment. You’ll see a difference in the prominence of your targeted face vein after each procedure. You might experience some minor soreness, but it should resolve itself within a few days.

How can I prevent new face veins from appearing?

You can’t always prevent new spider veins on your face, but there are a few steps you can take to reduce your chances of needing another sclerotherapy treatment in the future. The team at Goldman Vein Institute might recommend:

  • Cutting back on alcohol
  • Using cool or lukewarm water when you wash your face
  • Taking vitamin C supplements
  • Limiting sun exposure
  • Limiting caffeine
  • Limiting spicy foods
  • Wearing protective gear for your head and face when necessary, like helmets

Certain facial skin treatments, like microdermabrasion and dermaplaning, can also help prevent new face veins from appearing after your sclerotherapy treatment.

If you’re bothered by the appearance of veins on your face, call Goldman Vein Institute or book an appointment online for a sclerotherapy consultation today.