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new york, NY
Vein running from outer eye
Hi, I have a dark vein [inherited] which runs from the corner of my outer right eyelid downward. It's about 1/2 inch long. The older I get [I'm 49 now], the darker it seems to get and harder to hide. I would like to possibly do something to eliminate it, but I spoke to a plastic surgeon recently and he told me that they always end up coming back. I'm also concerned because it is so close to my eye. The vein sometimes gives me the appearance of having a dark circle under that eye. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you very much!
Hi. The vein can be either be removed (excised) through small incisions or "killed" using sclerotherapy (similar to injecting a sclerosing agent into varicose veins). Recommend consult with an oculoplastic surgeon familiar with the techniques.
Hi Kate?You have the same issue with my aunt but she was able to get rid of the veins from the side of her eyes through undergoing a cosmetic treatment called Sclerotherapy, or thread vein removal. It?s a procedure used to treat blood vessels and veins. She said a medicine will be injected into your blood vessels and veins so that it will subside or will not be visible in your skin again. The results of her treatment is outstanding and she was satisfied since the veins on her eyes are now gone.
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