Spider Veins On Face

The face is the most visible part of the body. That is why so much is done to keep it beautiful. Maybe one of the most unfortunate things to happen to the face is the emergence of spider veins. Not a pretty sight, but fortunately today, there are ways to eliminate them.

Scientifically called the telangiectasias or broken capillaries, Spider veins are the product of dilation of small veins present below the skin. They look like red or blue spider webs on the face, thus giving birth to its name. They usually are found on the cheeks and nose on the face and can be formed anywhere in the body. Luckily they don’t bulge out with time and don’t cause any health problems.

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There are many causes for spider veins like hormonal imbalance, hereditary, trauma, puberty, pregnancy, and so on. They are caused due to (a) genetics and/or (2) hormone estrogen. Spider veins can occur in men and women but the problem is more prevalent in women. Spider veins on the face can also be caused by (a) sun or radiation exposure (b) excess cold or (c) acne rosacea.

Today there are many ways to cure spider veins

Spider Veins On Face

Laser treatment

One of the most effective treatments for them is laser treatments. Laser energy moves over the affected area making the spider veins coagulate and shrivel. Laser treatments are usually effective for medium to small size veins and spider veins are mostly always found in small sizes. After the treatment, the treated area may become darker, but there is no need to worry since they will eventually fade in 2 to 6 weeks’ time.

Intense light therapy

This is another recent method that can be used mostly for clearing the spider veins which are deeper inside the skin. Strong beams of light are burst into the veins, destroying them. About 2-5 sessions can do the work.

Weight loss and exercise

These are the simplest methods to eradicate spider veins. Weight loss helps by making the veins lighter in color, while exercise like aerobics increases the blood flow to the veins, minimizing them.


This is another method that is mostly used for spider veins in other parts of the body. It is a method where a fluid is injected into the vein with the help of a fine needle, thus it is mostly not used for the face.

Avoiding the sun and using sunblock, taking physician-prescribed Vitamin K supplements, or aloe Vera gel are all alternative methods to minimize spider veins.

There is no guarantee that new veins will not come back, but healthy maintenance of the skin can make sure these unsightly veins do not appear again.

Telangiectasias is the scientific name for spider veins, a condition caused by broken capillaries under the surface of the skin. Spider veins do not jut out nor do they affect a person’s health in any way. Spider veins are also caused by excessive exposure to the sun’s rays, extreme cold, hormonal imbalance, stress, or acne rosacea. There are several methods by which it can be treated. They are laser method, intense light therapy, and sclerotherapy. Alternatively, using an effective sunscreen, regular use of natural skin rejuvenation products (like aloe vera), and taking physician-prescribed Vitamin K supplements also keep the problem at bay.

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