Facial veins are dilated blood vessels found on the nose, cheeks, chin and around the eyes. They can be tiny, thin red spider veins or blue reticular veins. Blood vessel dilation is due to the weakening of the elastic fibers in the walls of the blood vessel. They can occur in both men and women. They are harmless and painless, but some people may find them unsightly. Facial veins are treated with lasers (surface laser therapy). The laser energy is absorbed by the blood, causing the vessels to close down. Over the next several weeks, the body absorbs the unwanted veins and they disappear.