Facial veins include a broad range of vessels including tiny veins on the nose, cheeks, and other areas of the face. These veins are close to the surface of the skin and as blood flows through them their dilation may cause the vein to become visible on the surface of the skin.
The advanced laser treatment at Allura delivers pulses of light energy, causing the blood within the vein to thicken and then be absorbed by your body. The light energy also destroys the vessel, which is eventually reabsorbed by your body. The blood flow is then redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface where they’re not visible.
Environmental factors can cause veins to be more visible on the skin of the face including sun exposure, and excessive alcohol consumption. In addition, your genetics play a role in the dilation of your facial veins, as well as medical conditions like liver disease, rosacea, or lupus.