Redness + Visible Veins
Redness and visible veins can develop in the skin for many reasons. Redness can be a sign of inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, or can be a manifestation of skin irritation or skin allergy. It can also result from cumulative sun damage in areas of chronic sun exposure. Determining the root cause of redness is key to effective treatment. Visible veins may develop after prolonged redness due to blood vessels becoming persistently dilated, or may develop due to genetics (as with spider veins on the legs). Veins may also be more apparent in fair skinned individuals whose skin is more translucent than would be the case with a darker skin tone. Targeted skincare can diminish skin reactivity, precisely chosen cosmetics can conceal redness on contact, and vascular laser treatments can fade redness and unwanted vessels in the long term.