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What Causes Veins In Your Face To Show?

Have you noticed blue or red lines on your face? These visible facial veins can have many causes. Fortunately, treatment can dramatically improve the appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries anywhere on the face. Understanding what causes your facial veins to become visible can help you develop more in the future. 

What Causes Veins in Your Face to Show?

When veins in your face become visible, they typically look like red or blue webs or branches. These veins become visible when their walls weaken and bulge. Many factors contribute to this weakening, including:

  • Genetics
  • Sun exposure
  • Environmental damage
  • Alcohol
  • Rosacea

Once veins have become stretched, they cannot return to their normal state. As a result, spider veins will not go away on their own. While some factors like sun exposure can be avoided, visible facial veins often have a strong genetic component.

How are Facial Spider Veins Treated?

Spider veins and broken capillaries generally respond well to treatment. Dr. Dohner offers several treatment methods depending on your needs


Dr. Dohner uses an advanced foam sclerotherapy technique for larger blue veins around your eyes. This treatment is injected into problem veins, where it causes the walls to collapse. Your body removes the collapsed veins over time while blood flow diverts to healthy veins. 

Excel V Laser or DermaV Laser

This laser treatment is typically used for the smaller spider veins. It can also address those that do not respond fully to sclerotherapy. The laser heats the vein, causing it to collapse and allowing your body to remove it. 

These two treatments can eliminate almost all spider veins. However, you may need several treatments to see your best results. Treated spider veins will not return, but you can form new ones, especially if you are genetically predisposed or have several risk factors.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Is There Any Downtime After Spider Vein Treatment?

Facial vein treatments have minimal downtime. You can return to most activities immediately after your appointment. Some people notice small spots of bruising or redness at the treated sites. Most people see significant improvements within a few weeks, and a series of treatments can give you clear, even-toned skin. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Vein Treatment?

Most people with facial spider veins are good candidates for treatment. While not all treatments will work for everyone, Dr. Dohner’s comprehensive approach will let him find the best method for you. Some people may have sclerotherapy and laser treatments. You might not be a good candidate if you have certain medical conditions.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person facial veins consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Center at (607) 224-9648 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you.

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