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What causes visible veins in the cheeks?

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Posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2016
Question: hi, what are the vein looking things under my skin on my cheek? they seem to be showing more and more with each week or so.
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It's likely to be Rosacea.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for the query under health care magic XXXXXXX I have gone through it, seen the photos you had sent. I understand your concern.
You have tiny blood vessels under your skin with redness & tiny pimple like rash along with it.It can be-
-Over stretching of skin following obesity, making it papery thin , making small capillaries under it visible, dilated to cause redness of the part.
- This type of web of tiny blood vessels under face skin can be due to aging.. well you seem to be too young to get that.
- A Long running skin condition like this is likely to be Rosacea. It's a skin condition causing dilatation of subcutaneous blood vessels leading to redness, flushing, visible blood vessels on face , small pimples .
* In this respect you should consult a physician . who would examine/ get you investigated to start with specific treatment/ life style changes.
Consultation of skin specialist for treatment & management of Rosacea would help you manage the skin condition effectively.
I hope this has answered your query. Any follow up query you have, I would be happy to help.
Thanks.
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What causes visible veins in the cheeks?

Brief Answer: It's likely to be Rosacea. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Thanks for the query under health care magic XXXXXXX I have gone through it, seen the photos you had sent. I understand your concern. You have tiny blood vessels under your skin with redness & tiny pimple like rash along with it.It can be- -Over stretching of skin following obesity, making it papery thin , making small capillaries under it visible, dilated to cause redness of the part. - This type of web of tiny blood vessels under face skin can be due to aging.. well you seem to be too young to get that. - A Long running skin condition like this is likely to be Rosacea. It's a skin condition causing dilatation of subcutaneous blood vessels leading to redness, flushing, visible blood vessels on face , small pimples . * In this respect you should consult a physician . who would examine/ get you investigated to start with specific treatment/ life style changes. Consultation of skin specialist for treatment & management of Rosacea would help you manage the skin condition effectively. I hope this has answered your query. Any follow up query you have, I would be happy to help. Thanks.