What safe treatments could I undergo for my vein not to be seen? (Photo)

I was born with a superficial Vein under my eye. It's faded only slightly and an wondering if there could be any treatments for it to not be seen.

Doctor Answers 6

How do you treat under eye veins?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

It is borderline in size and is amenable to sclerotherapy or microphebectomy. Either way, use some topicals before and after to reduce hyperpigmentation in the under eye region which has very thin skin. See link for Sclerovase and also Scler-X 

H Karamanoukian MD FACS

certified vein specialist

Eye Vein Treatment

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Typically, small veins around the eye are best treated by laser removal. The laser energy targets the affected vein, safely removing it. Seek out a specialist and schedule a consultation for more information.

Eric Seiger, DO
Fenton Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Safe treatments for my vein

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Peri-orbital veins like this are known as reticular veins, and are best treated with the 1064 Nd-Yag laser. It is very safe, and generally only requires a few treatments, with no downtime and essentially no side effects. We rarely use sclerotherapy on facial veins, but this is also a possible treatment, but requires much more care and finesse, especially this close to the eye, and you may experience bruising, firmness and tenderness of the vein following injections. We reserve this only for veins that do not respond to laser.

Craig Schwartz, DO
Leawood Vascular Surgeon
3.4 out of 5 stars 6 reviews


{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
For the vein posted in your picture I would recommend sclerotherapy.  I use either sclerotherapy alone or in combination with topical treatment with a RF current. This double therapy works very well. Sometimes more than one treatment is necessaery.  See a vein specialist.

John Landi, MD
Naples General Surgeon

Facial Vein Injection

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Facial veins can be safely and effectively injected with a sclerosing agent.  Lasers can also be used, but for a larger vein like you show in the photo, I prefer injections.  Usually one or occasionally 2 treatments would be needed.  Make sure that you see a Cosmetic Physician that has experience in injecting facial veins.  

Marilyn Pelias, MD
New Orleans General Surgeon

Orbital veins are easily treated with Nd:Yag laser

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Orbital veins are very easy to treat and usually only require one to two treatments with the laser. You want to make sure that you have proper eye protection during your treatment. These veins are typically the most satisfying to treat! 

Manu B. Aggarwal, MD
Lima Phlebologist

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.