About Facial Veins Disorder

Facial veins refer to visible alterations or anomalies of the colour and appearance of the skin on the face, which can be present at birth or acquired later in life. These changes can vary in size and shape from quite small and flat to large and bulbous. They are typically caused by the build-up of dilated capillaries, which are small blood vessels close to the skin’s surface. Although most of these anomalies are not serious, some can cause problems, both aesthetically and medically.

Examples include:

  • Port-Wine stain – a red or purple birthmark caused by dilated capillaries in the skin and usually present at birth.
  • Haemangioma – growths made of abnormally dense collections of dilated capillaries.
  • Arteriovenous malformations – caused by abnormal connections between arteries and veins.

Vein Disorders

Varicose veins are a result of pressurization of small veins located below the skin. The cause of this pressurization is incompetent valves within veins themselves. This does not allow the normal antegrade (forward) flow...

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