What can I do about a huge blue vein under one of my eyes? (photos)

I'm only 18 and for the last few years I have had a blue vein under my left eye which makes me look a lot older than I am, it also makes me look tired and ill! I have quite a good diet, do excessive and usually get atleast 8 hours sleep but no matter what I do I look like I haven't slept a minute and it won't cover with any types of concealer or makeup! I feel like it's getting darker and more noticeable every day and really need something to do about it as it makes me Really self conscious!

Doctor Answers 4

Veins Under Eyes

This can be treated with a variety of lasers and RF devices, go to a vein specialist if you are going to have sclerotherapy especially around the eyes.  Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Large vein under eyes

There are several treatment options depending upon the exact size and location of the blood vessel. Laser vein therapy might be effective and possibly sclerotherapy. Other options may include simple excision of the vein. I would see a specialist in your area to discuss your concerns.

Scott Trimas, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment under eye veins

These veins can be treated in multiple ways including sclerotherapy, fine needle RF, VeinWave, VeinGogh, laser and removal through micro incisions.  I would use a combination of sclerotherapy and fine needle RF.

John Landi, MD
Naples General Surgeon
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Under eye veins can be treated with RF, thermolysis, sclerotherapy and long pulsed lasers .. Buffalo Niagara NY

Under eye veins can be treated with RF, thermolysis, sclerotherapy and long pulsed lasers.

Much larger veins can be removed with ultracision microphlebectomy.

Given the size of the vein under your eye, I recommend scerotherapy or a long pulsed ND YAG laser treatment. 

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