Facial Veins

Facial spider veins range in size from small, wispy red and purple veins to larger blue-green veins. The small veins are commonly seen on the nose, cheeks and chin. The larger veins may be found in the temple area, around the eyes and along the jaw line. These veins typically do not cause pain and are considered cosmetic.


Common vascular birthmarks are port-wine stains and hemangiomas. Port-wine stains, which are dark red or purple, consist of superficial and deep dilated capillaries in the skin and most often occur on the face but can appear anywhere on the body.



Rosacea begins as flushing and redness on the face, across the cheeks, nose or forehead but can also affect the neck and chest. Other characteristics of rosacea may be dilation of superficial blood vessels on the face with small red bumps.


Risk Factors: Heredity, Trauma, Sun Damage