Can Too Much Sun Exposure Cause Periorbital Veins to Form?

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The periorbital veins have the vital task of bringing blood and all its circulating nutrients to the vessels of the eyes. And although they carry out such a crucial task, people are less than pleased when these veins become visible around the eyes. Multiple factors can cause these veins to be more apparent than people like, including genetics and lifestyle factors such as sun exposure. Visible veins don't pose a health risk but can significantly impact one's confidence and self-image.

Dr. Matthew Lynch and our experienced team at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics understand how frustrating this issue can be, so we're here to offer you the most efficient and effective modern treatment techniques. And if you're one of the many individuals who'd like to reduce the appearance of periorbital veins, please get in touch today to explore your options in Peoria, AZ.

Can excessive sun exposure cause periorbital veins to form?

As with numerous other skin conditions, whether superficial or more profound, sun exposure can significantly affect one's health and appearance. The radiation given out by the sun, especially the various forms of ultraviolet rays, can have a profound influence on numerous body tissues. And as the outermost part of the body, the skin absorbs the radiation streaming off of the sun. Therefore, excessive sun exposure may cause the periorbital veins to become more visible at an earlier age. So, it's essential (not just for the appearance of periorbital veins) that you protect yourself when spending time outdoors by applying sunscreen and wearing sunglasses.

Other factors can also seemingly bring out one's periorbital veins, which become increasingly visible in and around the upper and lower eyelids and around the temples. The most common causes are genetics and the inescapable effects of aging, which cause the degradation of numerous tissues, especially the skin.

What treatments can help reduce the appearance of periorbital veins?

Fortunately, we're dedicated to offering our patients the most modern, practical solutions for diminishing periorbital veins in Peoria. Our state-of-the-art treatment options include sclerotherapy, a procedure in which we inject an iodine solution into the visible veins. The iodine solution will cause scarring, which reroutes the blood through other veins and reduces the appearance of periorbital veins.

Alternatively, we can induce a similar effect using lasers, which reduce the visibility of periorbital veins by sealing them. We can also utilize under-eye dermal fillers, which fill in the areas around the eyes and conceal the periorbital veins, though this is not a long-term solution and generally lasts around half a year.

Reduce the appearance of periorbital veins and restore your confidence

We specialize in numerous aesthetic and confidence-boosting treatments, including treating the veins around the eyes. Unfortunately, periorbital veins can become more and more apparent due to multiple factors, including aging, genetics, and sun exposure. But don't worry because we offer our Peoria patients a full spectrum of advanced treatment options, including sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and under-eye dermal fillers. If you'd like to discover how we can best help you, please reach out to us at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics and schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Lynch.

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