Also known as benign vascular lesions, visible facial veins stem from different sources. Telangiectasias often appear on the cheeks and nose are groups of dilated capillaries. Spider angiomas are dilated capillaries fed directly by an arteriole. They can be solitary or multiple and can occur anywhere on the body.
Telangiectasias look like thin red lines in the skin. In some cases, however, the vessels might be so tiny that the only sign is generalized redness of the skin. Spider angiomas have a spider-like appearance because the arteriole appears as a central red dot (body) with telangiectasias (legs) radiating out from the center.
Although facial veins themselves are painless, if you have rosacea along with facial veins, you could experience burning sensations. Visible facial veins can be a sign of sun-damaged skin or of a larger skin problem like rosacea. Even though facial veins are rarely connected to a major medical problem, they can be linked to a liver disease and need to be checked by a doctor. Facial veins most often affect the nose, neck, forehead, eyelids, cheeks and upper chest. The two types of facial veins most often treated are the smaller facial spider veins and the larger reticular veins.
Reticular veins have a greenish blue tint and are much larger than spider veins, often 2-3 mm in diameter. Reticular veins are usually found along your cheekbones, under your eyes, and around your temples.
The Green Laser Clinic offers these procedures for Facial Veins: