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Why Are My Veins Suddenly So Visible?

Both beneath your skin and deeper inside your body are a network of veins. Veins are thin, tube-like structures that distribute blood and nutrients throughout your body. For those with lighter skin tones, your veins may be more apparent. However, as you age you may notice your veins becoming more prominent. You may wonder, why are my veins suddenly so visible? Below you will find the common reasons and what you can do about visible veins on your body.

Why Are My Veins Suddenly So Visible?

While most visible veins are temporary and nothing to worry about, there are some reasons that may be a cause for concern. Below you will find the common reasons why veins become more visible, both in color and size.


Your veins can become wider when you exercise due to the increase in blood pressure. In addition, pressure on the veins when your muscles contract can also make them appear larger.


Excess weight can place more pressure on your veins. People who are overweight or obese

Long Periods of Sitting or Standing:

Movement is necessary to get your blood flowing. If you sit or stand for too long, blood can pool in your legs. The increase in blood pressure can cause the veins in your leg to become more defined.


Just like many attributes, family history can play a part in how visible your veins are.

Hormone Fluctuation:

Changes in your hormones can cause your veins to become more visible. Puberty, pregnancy, birth control pills, menopause hormone therapy, and your menstrual cycle can all cause hormone changes.

Sun Exposure:

Sun exposure can break down the collagen beneath your skin. Collagen is the important protein that helps keep your skin maintain its structure. Collagen breakdown can make your veins more visible.


The natural aging process results in less collagen production, causing your skin to become thinner. In addition, the aging process also comes with a loss in the fatty tissue that makes your skin look plump and healthy. Both of these can cause your veins to look more prominent.

Alcohol Consumption:

Consuming alcohol can make your veins appear more noticeable as it raises your heart rate and puts more pressure on your veins.


The walls of your veins are injured when you smoke cigarettes. This can make them much more noticeable and bulgy.

Cosmetic Treatment for Veins

While most visible veins are not a cause for medical concern, they can be unsightly. This is especially true if the veins on your face have become more prominent. Facial vein treatment in Bakersfield is highly effective in permanently removing the appearance of veins.

Both men and women who have prominent veins in their face are good candidates for the treatment. It is important to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the treatment. The process begins with a consultation and the facial vein specialist will perform a facial examination to determine the best treatment option for you.

Treatment Options

Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, an individualized treatment plan will be created for you. There are two treatment options, including sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment. Sclerotherapy involves an injectable solution that addresses your facial veins. The treatment will essentially collapse and dissolve the veins. Laser vein treatment involves the use of laser technology that reduces the appearance of your facial veins.

If you are unhappy with the visible veins on your face, contact the team at Bakersfield MedSpa. They are the top med spa in Bakersfield and have helped countless patients restore their appearance. Contact their office today to schedule a consultation!

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