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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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My green veins are visible under my eyes and my chest has red smudges. Is this normal? Am 17 years old and am female

My green veins are visible under my eyes and my chest has red smudges. Is this normal? Am 17 years old and am female

PCP: It is difficult to answer. Given what is written, it seems reasonable for this to be evaluated by your primary care physician first rather than an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes visibility of veins under eyes, and how can I fix it without surgery?

What causes visibility of veins under eyes, and how can I fix it without surgery?

Normal variation: Mostly all of us can visualize superficial veins on our faces, forehead, eye region, around the eyes, in the areas where there is little fat. I hate that this is so cosmetically bothersome to you! I would say some careful makeup artistry, with a concealer, potentially in combination with a bb creme, or base can minimize this! ...Read more

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Should veins be visible under eyes? Thin skin?

Should veins be visible under eyes? Thin skin?

That is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective way to remove purple veins under eyes?

What is the best and most effective way to remove purple veins under eyes?

Icing: The purple discoloration most likely from allergy. Cold compressors and icing the area helps with allergy and provides vasoconstriction. Please treat your allergy, avoid high salt diet. Get plenty of sleep and vasoconstrictor agents like Preparation H may work. Please consult your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I sleep enough, still have very dark circles under my eyes. Very thin skin under eyes. Even veins are visible. Reason? How to remove dark circles?

Thin skin: The skin under the eyes is among the thinnest on the body. If your vessels are very close to the surface of the skin, it could contribute to the dark colorization in that area. ...Read more

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Drank too much for 3yrs& noticed bloodvessels appearing on face/under eyes. Stopped drinking entirely for a year& now have maybe 2-3 drinks, once/month. Continued developing vessels on face, however &if I have 1-2 beers I will wake up with more. Why?

Drank too much for 3yrs& noticed bloodvessels appearing on face/under eyes. Stopped drinking entirely for a year& now have maybe 2-3 drinks, once/month. Continued developing vessels on face, however &if I have 1-2 beers I will wake up with more. Why?

Best see: A Dermatologist! It shoulnds like youmay have ACMNE ROSACEA which may be associated with alcohol use/abuse but may also occur in non-drinkers and is TREATABLE!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z
BTW the increased capillary growth in alcoholics is due to ESTROGEN excess since the metabolism is blocked with excessive alcohol/liver toxicity) ...Read more

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I have been getting tiny purple veins below my eye and also on the other eye around it I have a big green one. How do you get it to go away?

I have been getting tiny purple veins below my eye and also on the other eye around it I have a big green one. How do you get it to go away?

Blood vessels: Thin skin under the eye can allow superficial blood vessels to become visible. This is anatomic -- just part of the way your body is made. ...Read more

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How to remove black under eyes?

How to remove black under eyes?

It depends: Black eye makeup can be removed with an oil-free cleanser. If you are referring to skin lesions, then have an examination. ...Read more

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How do you remove bags from under eyes?

How do you remove bags from under eyes?

Surgery: The most effective treatment for bags under the eyes is surgery to remove excess skin. In some instances, fillers can be injected below the bags to "lift" the upper cheeks in order to lessen the appearance of bags. Other non-surgical treatments have varying success and are not permanent. ...Read more

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I have under eyes problum how can I cure?

I have under eyes problum how can I cure?

Not clear!: What kind of problem are you having under your eyes? And how long have you had it? Please ask again and clarify. Remember, you have a 150 character limit, including punctuation and spaces, so make your question brief but complete. ...Read more

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My lover have black under eyes. How to fix that?

My lover have black under eyes. How to fix that?

See a physician: If there was a recent injury, please see an ER for x-rays. If this is something she has had for a long time, and it is purely cosmetic, and she (and you) could just accept it or see a dermatologist or cosmetic/aesthetic medicine specialist to see if anything could help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to avoid dark sircles under eyes?

How to avoid dark sircles under eyes?

Dark undereye circle: This is usually do to inherited prominence of the circulation underneath the eyes. It is exaggerated in appearance by fatigue and age. If a woman you can use cosmetics to help improve the appearance. Get plenty of rest and use bland skin cream to smooth out the skin. In extreme cases, plastic surgery can help with the appearance. ...Read more

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My under eyes are dark and my eyes are vety tired?

Allergies: Allergies and heredity can be the cause. The skin below the eye is very thin and in some the blood vessels are close to the surface giving the appearance of the dark circles under the eyes. Rest, cool soaks can help but cannot completely get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black vein on my eyes. What does it mean?

I'm seeing black vein on my eyes. What does it mean?

Unknown: Conjunctival appearance of vascular structures can be affected by wide range of things. Best to have your eye doctor examine you to sort out. ...Read more

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Really bad pinkish-purplish discolorations under eyes. Only 17! what could it be?

Really bad pinkish-purplish discolorations under eyes. Only 17! what could it be?

Allergies: Allergies and heredity can be the cause. The skin below the eye is very thin and in some the blood vessels are close to the surface giving the appearance of the dark circles under the eyes. Rest, cool soaks can help but cannot completely get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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How to remove the wrinkles under eyes?

How to remove the wrinkles under eyes?

Under eye wrinkles: You are way too young to be worrying about this. Use sunscreen/moisturizer daily and concentrate on being the best you can be at whatever you choose to do in life. Wear a hat, play a sport and be happy! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lines under eyes?

How can I get rid of lines under eyes?

Lines under eyes: Perhaps you would benefit from a neurotoxin like botox or a skin resurfacing procedure. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of circles under eyes?

Reduce salt etc: Cut down salt, reduce allergen contact, check thyroid status, reduce TV and puter time. ...Read more

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Yellow tint under eyes, is it from hepatitis?

Yellow tint under eyes, is it from hepatitis?

May be: Liver disease is one of the causes of yellowish white part of the eye. Another cause is benign mild hereditary anemia. See your internist or family dr. ...Read more

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Can the vein near my eyes twitch? What does it mean?

Can the vein near my eyes twitch? What does it mean?

Veins: Do not twitch, it is a muscle who does that and means nothing! ...Read more

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How to get rid of black circles under eyes naturally?

How to get rid of black circles under eyes naturally?

Dark Circles: These circles, also called chloasma is a discoloration or pigment concentration usually under the lower lid, but be anywhere on the face, can be caused by simple familial resemblance. In the acquired types, birth control pill, hormone therapy, sun exposure are among the most common. I ophthalmology it is seen in pts receiving glaucoma drops called prostaglandin analogs (xalatan, lumigan, travatan). ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent dark circles under eyes?

What are some ways to prevent dark circles under eyes?

Cannot prevent: Dark circles occur when the blood vessels beneath the skin show through in those that have thinner skin in this area. Allergies can make this worse. Use allergy meds as needed and try cool soaks to the area. You can probably make it better, but not get rid of these entirely. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my eyes always have red veins on them?

Why might it be that my eyes always have red veins on them?

Dryness/fatigue: The blood vessels naturally become more visible in the eyes as you age due to thinning of the tissues. Exacerbations of eye redness may occur from a variety of things such as dryness, wind, tiredness, allergies, infections, inflammations, & chronic use of some types of ophthalmic medications. As a benign treatment, trial some otc artificial tears (eg. Refresh tears) to soothe your eyes. ...Read more

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I need help getting rid of circles under eyes! Please help?

I need help getting rid of circles under eyes! Please help?

See doctor: Besides core specialists, aesthetic doctors can help. Dark circles are a combination of increased melanin, thin lower lids with visible pigment and vessels, gravity, actinic damage. You need a cream that has vit k and vit a. Vit e is good. Other things laser, ipl, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, or concealer can help. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure dark circles and veins around my eyes?

What can I do to cure dark circles and veins around my eyes?

Several things!: Dark circles are caused by 1) deep eye socket vascularity (nothing to do about this), 2) darker skin pigmentation (hydroquinone therapy or periorbital peels can lighten), and 3)shadows from eyelid "bags" (eyelid lift surgery can smooth and remove the shadow-causing bulges). Prominent periorbital veins can be eliminated by skillful sclerotherapy (without worry about vision--different vessels). ...Read more