Blue visible veins all over my body?

I recently just noticed that all of my veins are visible all over my body, including a few in the chest area....is this normal? I'm currently on Accutane too.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (4)


Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

In some people veins are more visible, especially if you are thinner and have very light skin. Everyone is different. Accutane should have no effect on this. Stay out of the sun.

Published on Apr 26, 2017

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

In some people veins are more visible, especially if you are thinner and have very light skin. Everyone is different. Accutane should have no effect on this. Stay out of the sun.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

Blue veins are called reticular veins. If your skin is fair these veins may be more visible. Hereditary factors and body habitus also play a role. Most likely what you have is normal. If you have any concerns, then you should be evaluated by a vein specialist. I do not think that accutane has anything to do with this.

Published on Jan 22, 2012

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Blue veins are called reticular veins. If your skin is fair these veins may be more visible. Hereditary factors and body habitus also play a role. Most likely what you have is normal. If you have any concerns, then you should be evaluated by a vein specialist. I do not think that accutane has anything to do with this.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Blue veins are called reticular veins. If your skin is fair these veins may be more visible. Hereditary factors and body habitus also play a role. Most likely what you have is normal. If you have any concerns, then you should be evaluated by a vein specialist. I do not think that accutane has anything to do with this.

Published on Jan 16, 2012

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Blue veins are called reticular veins. If your skin is fair these veins may be more visible. Hereditary factors and body habitus also play a role. Most likely what you have is normal. If you have any concerns, then you should be evaluated by a vein specialist. I do not think that accutane has anything to do with this.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Heart and Vein Center

Certain individuals have a "thin" skin that allows to see the underline vein network more prominent that others. It might represent a normal skin variation, unless the veins are enlarged and might represent some other problem with the vein circulation.
A Phlebologist (Vein Specialist) can certainly help you to make a diagnosis one way or the other.
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA
Board Certified Cardiovascular Diseases
Board Certified Phlebology

Published on Jan 16, 2012

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

Certain individuals have a "thin" skin that allows to see the underline vein network more prominent that others. It might represent a normal skin variation, unless the veins are enlarged and might represent some other problem with the vein circulation.
A Phlebologist (Vein Specialist) can certainly help you to make a diagnosis one way or the other.
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA
Board Certified Cardiovascular Diseases
Board Certified Phlebology

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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