Facial veins – called telangiectasias – are pink, red, or purple in appearance. They commonly occur around the nose, chin, and cheeks. Genetics can play a large role in the development of facial veins. Other things that contribute to facial veins include chronic sun exposure, alcoholic beverages, hot and spicy foods, rosacea, and environmental irritants.
Lifestyle interventions can help minimize the appearance of facial veins, but will never get rid of them completely. These include staying cool and avoiding heat, avoiding alcohol and spicy foods, and wearing mineral sunscreen every day. These lifestyle changes are often recommended in conjunction with the following treatments below.