What Causes Facial Veins and How Can I Get Rid of Them?

At our Long Beach, California, practice, Dr. Weiping Sarah Mei provides our clients with the latest skin care tools that prov

Aging can seem like a never-ending tidal wave of skin concerns as wrinkles, loose tissue, age spots, scars, and facial veins begin to pile up. The end result is that your once-smooth skin now looks like a roadmap of a long life. To clean the slate again, we at Naples Medical Care offer cutting-edge laser technology that can tackle those spidery veins that have made their way toward the surface of your skin.

At our Long Beach, California, practice, Dr. Weiping Sarah Mei provides our clients with the latest skin care tools that provide superior results. As part of our arsenal, we’re equipped with Cynosure® technology, including the ThreeForMe™ system, which is designed to target facial veins, among other cosmetic concerns.

Here’s a look at what causes facial veins and how we can get rid of them.

The making of facial veins

Facial veins aren’t at all uncommon, and they can crop up for many reasons, chief among them:


Pregnant women experience a surge in hormones and circulation that can dilate veins and send them toward the surface of the skin, creating spider veins. These veins typically show up on your legs and face. In many cases, these veins subside after pregnancy, but some new mothers are left with these unwelcome developments.


The skin on your face is arguably the most exposed, taking the brunt of the elements, including wind and sun. Over the years, this constant exposure can cause spider and facial veins to develop.


Approximately 415 million people around the world are affected by rosacea, a skin condition in which your skin reddens easily. In moderate to severe cases, the condition can lead to permanent facial veins and red bumps, especially around your nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead.


Excessive drinking can lead to spider veins, especially around your nose and chin. This is because alcohol makes your skin blush more readily.

Outside of these primary drivers of facial veins, genetics and injuries can also play a role in the development of facial veins.

Fighting back against facial veins

Luckily, we have the perfect solution for facial veins by tapping the power of light. Our IPL delivers intense pulses of light energy into your facial veins, which breaks them apart. The energy doesn’t harm the surface of your skin, and your circulation isn’t affected as your blood reroutes itself to healthier vessels deeper in your tissue.

Depending on the extent of your facial veins, we typically recommend one to three treatments, which we space apart by several weeks to allow time for your body to flush away the treated veins.

There’s no downtime after your treatment, but you may experience some mild redness or swelling, which typically resolves itself quickly.

As your body flushes away the damaged veins, you’re rewarded with a clear complexion that’s devoid of that spidery web of veins.

To tackle your facial veins with our quick and easy IPL system, simply give us a call or request an appointment using our easy online booking tool.

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