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A 39-year-old female asked:

if you scrub your face with an exfoliant that's a bit too harsh, if brojen veins were to appear would this be seen mmediately or take weeks?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Scrub: Both are possible but broken veins are not usually the problem unless the area was really traumatized. There was a facial scrub that had apricot pit fragments in it. These little hard particles caused gouges on the skin and resulted in scarring. Be gentle on your face. Blackheads are not due to dirt. The brown color is oxidized lipid in the follicle.

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Can they inject the vessels on my face to make them smaller? They are red and tiny

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Ican see green veins on my face, in the undereye area and a big one on my rightcheek that wasn't there before.Is this a symptom of something dangerous?

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What would cause the veins in my face to pop out?

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Multiple reasons.: Facial veins like hand veins often change in size throughout the day and is due to many factors such as hydration, sun exposure, hereditary, heat, physical activity, stress and anything that would make the veins dilate or constrict. There are also some medical conditions such as heart failure, kidney and liver failure which could contribute but not in a healthy 24 Y.O.
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Do red veins on face go away?

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With treatment: There are many treatment to make red veins on face go away. It depends on what caused the veins . Sun ? Rosacea? Bruising ? Medication?. Depending on the cause there is a treatment but red veins on the face generally dont go away on their own.
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What do you suggest if I have broken red vessels on my face.?

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Telangiectasia: Not broken. Enlarged blood vessels near the surface. Treated with laser or electrodessication.

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