Red and apparent facial veins are typically caused by broken capillaries on the face. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that exist just below the surface of the skin and can break open due to a number of factors. Scrubbing your face too hard, over-exposing yourself to sunlight without proper protection, and small facial injuries can all lead to broken capillaries and subsequent facial veins.
Rosacea, a common skin condition that causes the face to become red and flushed, is actually caused in part by tiny capillary breaks and abnormal visibility just underneath the skin. Though conditions such as rosacea are largely hereditary, taking proper care of your skin and body can go a long way in preventing the appearance of facial veins and redness.
Here are a few prevention tips to help you stay clear and vein-free:
• Wear sunscreen.
• Don’t abuse alcohol. Excessive drinking is a common
cause of broken blood vessels on the nose and cheeks.
• Wash your face gently.
For even the most careful individuals, facial veins and redness can still appear due to genetics, age, and other unavoidable factors. Fortunately, today’s medical advancements have given rise to a number of highly effective treatments. Sclerotherapy uses an injected solution to facilitate clotting in facial veins, which then turns them into microscopic scar tissue, which ultimately fades away. Laser therapy is also used to facilitate scar tissue formation via microscopic burning, which results in the disappearance of veins on the face.