Spider veins are a problem for thousands of people, both men and women. They can appear just about anywhere on the body, but when they appear in visible places, such as the face, people feel particularly apt to treat them and treat them fast. Treatment for delicate areas of the body, including the face and especially veins on eyelids, requires skill and expertise.
What Causes Vein Damage of the Eyelids
The eyelids are especially susceptible to the development of damaged veins due to the delicate nature of the skin. The thin eyelid veins can easily bulge and become enlarged due to venous deficiency. Blood in the veins may flow backward instead of moving forward and this can build up pressure on the walls of the capillaries and veins.
Blood Pressure and Age
Another culprit of veiny eyelids and elsewhere is due to high blood pressure, which can cause inflammation of the eyelids as a result. Rubbing of one’s face and eyelids too harshly can also break the very fragile capillaries within the eyelids. The aging process also takes its toll on every organ within the body. Aging skin becomes thinner, and as it does, the eyelid veins within naturally become more prominent.
An unhealthy lifestyle can take a toll on a person’s appearance and contribute to the development of spider veins around the eyes and on the eyelids. Excessive stress to the eyes, such as reading in harsh or dim light or spending extended time at the computer, can damage the eyes and the surrounding tissue, causing veiny eyelids and other problems.
Exposure to Sunlight
Though regular exposure to sunlight is just a normal part of life and necessary for a person’s health and well being, overexposure can damage the skin, including the eyelids. Eyelids are some of the most commonly unprotected places on the face, and sun damage can cause spider veins.
Laser therapy treatment is used among experienced dermatologists for treating sensitive areas of the face, including the eyelids, as it pertains to vein damage. If you are experiencing spider veins on eyelids that have caused you to feel self-conscious or uncomfortable and have made you look older, the Skin & Vein Center can treat you.
Our modern laser treatments can gently and effectively eliminate broken capillaries and veins and restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance, even after just one treatment. The treatment process in non-invasive and uses short, small bursts of laser energy to target broken capillaries beneath the surface of the skin. If you’re interested in learning more, contact our office today.