How To Remove Veins Under The Eyes
When you think of veins on the body, it’s likely that the first places that come to your mind are the legs, arms, hands, feet and neck — right? We don’t usually think about visible veins popping up on the face, but this is something that can happen for a variety of natural reasons.
The skin below the eyes is already extremely thin and sensitive, so as people age, it will become even thinner, eventually becoming translucent, or see-through, which is why veins below the surface of the skin suddenly become visible. While natural aging is one of the most prominent reasons for this happening, there are other factors at play.
Genetics play a major role — sometimes these veins, called periorbital veins, may run in your family. So even at a young age, these visible periorbital veins may just be inevitable. Another reason could be sun damage. If you constantly expose your face to the harsh sun and UV rays without wearing sunscreen, sunglasses or a hat to protect your skin, periorbital veins will rear their ugly head much earlier in life than expected. Your skin tone may have something to do with it as well. If your skin is already very light or pale, visible veins are more likely. Additionally, engaging in harmful activities like smoking and going to a tanning salon are lifestyle factors that can play a part in the surfacing of visible veins.
The periorbital veins’ primary function is to bring blood to the vessels in the eyes. These veins have an important job, and they typically are not visible under the skin — however, in some cases, because of the above-mentioned reasons, they do appear as blue, purple and/or yellow veins under the eye. While these periorbital veins are completely harmless, and don’t really cause any pain or discomfort, they can result in cosmetic concern. You may appear very tired, with puffy and saggy under eye areas that not even the best makeup in the world can cover up.
The vein experts at Fox Vein & Laser Experts understand that this is not a desired look, and when our patients come to see us looking for an answer to their under eye vein problem, we have just the answer.
Sclerotherapy Treatment to Remove Veins under the Eyes
One of our most popular vein removal procedures, Sclerotherapy, can be used to remove veins under the eyes. Typically, Sclerotherapy is used to treat and remove small varicose veins and spider veins, often on the legs, thighs and feet. Because it’s mainly used for small veins, it is the perfect procedure for under eye veins. It’s also the least invasive, most comfortable and most safe procedure for vein removal, and Dr. Susan B Fox and her team have decades of experience and success.
Here’s how it works:
Our vein doctor will inject a medicated solution into the visible, affected vein. This medication makes the walls of the vein stick together and seal shut. Blood is then rerouted to healthier veins, and the treated veins eventually turn to scar tissue which is then naturally removed by the body. Healthy tissue then grows in its place. There is very little pain during the procedure, and no downtime needed after it has been finished.
Laser Therapy for Under Eye Vein Removal
Laser therapy may also be used for under eye vein removal, but there may be a need for several treatments. Laser treatments work similarly to Sclerotherapy in that the laser seals off the blood vessels from the periorbital veins and blood is rerouted to healthier veins.
Another option, which is much more cost effective, is dermal fillers in Miami, which can add volume to the under eye area and lessen that appearance of always looking tired. While dermal fillers are not permanent, they are effective and show immediate results, while also increasing the body’s own natural production of collagen and elastin in the skin. This is the way to go if you are looking for a more economical treatment.
Fillers are temporary, but usually can last up to six months, and then you can just come back to our office for another injection. Fillers have very low risk for any complications, are much less painful and less costly today than they used to be. Don’t worry about looking stiff — our injection experts will customize a plan for you to ensure that your results look as natural as possible.
Contact us at Fox Vein & Laser Experts
If you are bothered by the periorbital veins underneath your eyes, it’s time for you to book a consultation with our Miami vein experts at Fox Vein & Laser Experts. There is no need for you to live with the frustration of unwanted, visible veins on your face. We are here to help! Call our office at 954-627-1045 and schedule your appointment today.