Facial Veins

Telangiectasia, the medical term for spider veins and broken capillaries, may appear anywhere on the face, typically around nose or under the eyes. The causes of spider veins on the face may differ from the causes on the legs or other areas. “Exposure to the Sun is one of the reasons we see the development of telangiectasia on the face.” advises Lisa Metler, “The red or bluish threads are injured veins or capillaries.”

Spider veins are usually harmless, and its not uncommon for people to have a cosmetic concern over the condition, especially when its found on the face.  The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery found that 50 to 55 percent of American women complain about spider veins.