Large Blue Veins Near The Eye

vein next to eye

The skin under your eyes is the most delicate area on the body. Since the skin is thin and highly prone to damage, it is often the first area to develop visible veins as you age. These unsightly blue lines that appear near or under the eye are called periorbital veins. They typically emerge on the lower portion of the eyelid and extend over the cheekbone. For some patients, periorbital veins can give the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, making you look worn or more tired than you feel.

At California Vein Specialists in Newport Beach, CA, Dr. Leary has worked with countless patients and has helped patients manage all kinds of facial veins and venous issues. He offers a range of treatment options for those seeking to eliminate blue veins under the eyes, and can work with you to determine the most suitable solution according to your condition and aesthetic goals.

What Causes Blue Veins Under the Eyes?

There are various reasons the veins beneath the eyes become prominent. The most common causes of periorbital veins include genetics, repeated sun exposure and advancing age. Over time, the skin under the eyes loses elasticity and becomes thinner and more delicate, causing the veins to become more apparent. These unsightly blue veins can be a significant cosmetic issue for many patients since they tend to cause a fatigued and aged profile and are difficult to conceal with makeup. For this reason, many patients seek a permanent solution for removing this type of vein and restoring a less worn, more vibrant under-eye appearance.

Types of Treatment for Periorbital Veins

At California Vein Specialist, Dr. Leary provides patients with a range of options for eliminating under-eye veins. Before your treatment, he will examine your condition and identify your primary concerns to determine the most suitable method for removing periorbital veins.


Based on Dr. Leary’s many years of experience, sclerotherapy is the safest and most effective way to eliminate blue veins from under the eye. During this procedure, a small needle is used to inject the veins with a solution, causing them to collapse and fade. This treatment takes approximately 15 minutes to perform, and patients experience minimal pain in the process. Periorbital veins respond particularly well to sclerotherapy, which typically results in little bruising compared to other methods.

Sclerotherapy uses a safe solution that works to drain away the veins from the eye, so there is no interaction with the central retinal vein or the ophthalmic vein. Depending on your condition and the prominence of your periorbital veins, you may require several treatments for optimal results. These sessions are usually spaced three to four weeks apart. Many patients who have undergone sclerotherapy have reported highly satisfying and lasting results. At California Vein Specialist, it is one of the most commonly sought procedures, as it helps to free the body of unsightly veins without harming the surrounding tissue and ultimately restores a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing complexion.

Laser Treatment

Dr. Leary also offers a range of laser methods for treating prominent or bulging veins. Though this technology is convenient and non-invasive, lasers are often more suitable for other areas of the body, such as the legs. Periorbital veins are typically large and have excess blood volume, making laser a less appropriate option. In fact, this type of treatment may cause staining or scarring, which can adversely affect your appearance. Additionally, it is risky to perform laser treatment this close to the eye. In Dr. Leary’s expert opinion, there are more acceptable ways to treat blue veins, and he discourages using this method for this particular condition.

Which Treatment is Right for You?

The most suitable treatment for you will depend on various factors, beginning with your current condition. Dr. Leary will also examine the prominence of the veins and proximity to the eyes to determine the safest and most appropriate method of vein removal.

The best way to determine which treatment is most suitable will be to schedule a vein examination with Dr. Leary. As a highly qualified and experienced vein specialist, he can work with you to identify the cause of the problem and the best course of treatment. To ensure your comfort and peace of mind, he will walk you through every step of the process and provide constant support.

Schedule a Vein Exam with Dr. Leary – One of Orange County’s Leading Vein Specialists

The eye is one of the most sensitive and delicate areas of the body. When seeking treatment of facial veins, it is crucial to consult a specialist with extensive experience in vein removal and extraction. With nearly two decades of demonstrated experience, Dr. Leary has been recognized as one of the premier phlebologists in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. He has helped countless patients around Southern California treat various kinds of venous issues and conditions. In fact, he is the preferred specialist for many doctors, athletes and celebrities, and he works closely with other medical experts to ensure seamless and successful treatments.

At California Vein Specialists, we are committed to achieving superior and highly satisfying results. Our practice offers a comprehensive range of minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments for patients with all kinds of vein concerns, from bulging varicose veins to periorbital veins. Combining excellent patient care with the latest techniques, we aim to help you achieve better venous health and more natural-looking skin. If you are cosmetically or emotionally burdened with blue veins near the eyes, schedule a vein exam today by calling our clinic in Newport Beach, CA, at (949) 515-9377. Put vein issues behind you!

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