Is there anything to do about visible veins in the forehead?

Hi Dr. Irwin, I love your site, it's one of the most helpful and informative sites I've ever come across! I was wondering if there is anyway to correct big veins in a forehead. As I have gotten older, my veins in my head seem to stick out more and more. Is there anything I can do for this? Can fillers help or a fat transfer? I haven't found anything on this problem anywhere and was really hoping you would have some suggestions and advice. Thank you so much!Liz

Thank you –  I’m really happy you find it useful!!  

This is a tough one because nothing is perfect for these.  But here are some thoughts:

  • An expert can shrink these slightly by injecting a few drops of glycerin (a concentrated sugar).  It’s often used to treat small leg veins.  Care must be taken to not use too much and not inject it into an artery!
  • Many doctors think that YAG lasers are NOT safe to use close to the eye area and I agree because why ever take a chance with your eyes??  On the other hand, a YAG laser used for leg veins , may help shrink these;
  • Also, if the fat pads in the forehead have really disappeared, sometimes a little Juvederm can camoflauge them.  In this area, this is safe with a canula (a blunt tip) and not so safe with a needle.  Experts only please!

Hope this helps,  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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