i'm 15 almost 16. from last year, blue-green veins started appeared under my eyes. they are pretty thick. thin red-purple ones are all over my cheeks, under my eyes, and eyelids. i don't know what's happening and i'm scared that my skin is thinning.
Are Visible Facial Veins a Sign of Thinning Skin?
Doctor Answers (6)
Proliferation of varicose veins under the eyes in a 15 year old
This sounds like vascular proliferation for an unknown reason. See a Board Certified Dermatologist or Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to assess the problem.
Too young to worry about thinning skin
At your age, thinning skin isn't something you should be concerned about. Vessels can become more pronounced with certain skin conditions (Rosacea, etc) and sun damage, or in the case of large vessels around the eye, if you are very thin they may be more noticeable as well. You would be best served by consulting with a dermatologist that can advise you about your skin and what you can do to treat what's there and prevent new issues.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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I agree with Dr. Placik. Facial aging is VERY rare at your age. There are other much more common reasons for what you may be experiencing (Rosacea etc). See a good Dermatologist.