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Facial Veins

Center for Varicose Veins

Board Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist & Diagnostic Radiologist located in Wilton, CT & Fairfield, CT

Whether from a skin condition or genetics, facial veins affect your appearance and your self-confidence. But with advances in medical treatments, you can get rid of facial veins without surgery or extensive downtime. Board-certified vascular and interventional radiologist Vinay Madan, MD, and his team at Center for Varicose Veins in Wilton, and Fairfield, Connecticut, offer an innovative treatment to get rid of facial veins. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Facial Veins Q & A

What are facial veins?

Facial veins are the visible blood vessels that appear under your skin on your face, affecting its tone and texture. In most cases, facial veins are spider veins.

Spider veins are a mild form of varicose veins that develop when the walls or valves in your veins weaken. The weak or damaged veins allow blood to pool in the tiny superficial blood vessels. The pooling then creates a spider web of blue, red, or purple lines. 

These facial veins are a type of vein disease.

What causes facial veins?

Facial veins affect people of all ages, including children. Damage or injury to the vein may result from several causes, such as:

  • A skin condition such as rosacea
  • Sun exposure
  • Change in weather
  • Environmental or skin irritants
  • Coughing, vomiting, or sneezing
  • Injury

Your genetics may also make you more susceptible to developing the visible veins on your face. 

What happens during a consultation for facial veins?

When you visit the Center for Varicose Veins for a consultation about facial veins, you can expect a comprehensive exam. Dr. Madan is an experienced vascular surgeon and views your facial veins as more of a circulation problem than a cosmetic issue.

During your consultation, he asks detailed questions about your medical and family history, the types of medications and supplements you take, and any symptoms you experience from your facial veins. 

He performs a physical exam and may request ultrasound testing to assess your circulation and confirm or rule out a vein disease.  

How are facial veins treated?

Dr. Madan develops individualized treatment plans for facial veins based on the underlying cause and severity of your vein disease. In some cases, he may recommend a topical retinoid cream to reduce the appearance of your veins.

However, to get rid of the facial veins, Dr. Madan may recommend sclerotherapy. During the in-office facial vein treatment, Dr. Madan injects a special chemical into your diseased vein. The chemical irritates the lining of the vein and causes it to collapse.

Your body then reroutes blood through a healthy vein, and the diseased vein disappears over time. With small facial veins, you should notice an improvement in your appearance within a few weeks of your treatment. 

To get the best results, Dr. Madan may recommend more than one sclerotherapy session. 

To learn more about your facial vein treatment options, call Center for Varicose Veins or request an appointment online today.