Facial veins or reticular veins are most commonly found along the temple and periorbital regions. While there are some health risks associated with this vascular complication, most adults who experience the development of prominent reticular veins find they are more of a cosmetic issue that of any other health concern. If you suffer from the development of facial reticular veins, there is a great likelihood the complication has developed in response to a genetic predisposition and, when examining the face of your family members, many individuals within your family probably experience the same cosmetic feature.

Frequently Asked Questions

Facial veins or reticular veins are common, but they form deeper under the skin’s surface, so they’re less visible. They’re larger than spider veins but smaller than varicose veins, ranging from 1-3mm in diameter. And they’re typically flatter and less twisted or bulged than varicose veins. They often can become “feeder veins,” contributing to the development of spider veins. Blue or greenish in colour, reticular veins most often occur in the thighs, behind the knee, and lower leg. However, they also can be found on the face.

The primary causes of facial veins or reticular veins are the same as those of spider and varicose veins: weak or damaged small valves in the vein. Blood backs up in the veins (reflux) and causes tiny veins on the skin surface to dilate and become visible (spider veins.) Contributing factors include genetics, age, weight, hormonal changes, pregnancy, occupations that require a lot of sitting or standing with little movement, and your geographic location. Those who live in warmer climates with greater sun exposure are more prone to reticular veins because of the sun’s UV damage to the skin.

Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

At ACM We Make The Process Easy
Consistent Treatment by the Same Doctor Every Time
Exceptional After Care
Open Until 6pm Weekdays and Until 2pm Saturday for Your Convenience
Friendly Professional Service
Reduced Injection Pain for Your Comfort

Our Commitments

Our commitment to you is to provide you with the highest standard of service, treatment and patient care. You will always receive personal attention and treatment from Dr Rahma Targett each and every time you visit us.

Dr Targett will take the time to listen to your cosmetic needs and provide you with sound advice and realistic expectations. We will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.  Dr Targett will take the time to explain the procedure and provide you with expectations of the outcomes.

Following your treatment, we will provide you with the aftercare and advice that you deserve.  At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, you will have the peace of mind that you are being treated by a qualified doctor in aesthetic medicine.

Dr Targett and her team will provide you with everything you need to achieve your aesthetic and health goals.

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ACM Location

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031

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Free parking is available in Dunn Street car park(3 hours) and also along Melbourne Street (1 hour).

ACM Cancellation Policy

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