Spider veins are a relatively common occurrence, known medically as telangiectasias and sometimes referred to as thread veins. Women experience spider veins more than men according to the research. Though the frequency increases with age, spider veins can affect people of any age. Today, we at Open Door Med Spa would like to discuss spider veins.
Are Spider Veins Bad?
With small lines arranged in a pattern like a spider’s web, spider veins take their name from their appearance. Spider veins are commonly purple, red, or blue in color. Spider veins don’t generally cause raised lumps or bumps under the skin, unlike varicose veins. Although there may be some tenderness or discomfort in the affected area, they usually don’t cause pain.
Spider Veins on My Legs
You may notice a few small thin lines on their own or spider veins on the legs can appear in a web-like group. With valves to ensure blood only flows in one direction, normal veins carry blood to the heart from around the body. Resulting in blood flowing backward and collecting in the small veins in the legs, these valves can stop working correctly sometimes. Before it damages the walls of the veins and causes them to become swollen, the pressure in the blood vessels is raised. These small veins are visible through the skin when dilated. Though they can appear anywhere on your legs and feet, spider veins on the legs generally appear on the ankles, calves, or thighs.
What Causes Spider Veins on Face?
Causing a larger discolored patch of skin, or there may be several individual lines across the across as with the legs, spider veins on the face can be grouped together. They typically show on the cheeks or nose on the face. Some may also have thread veins on their neck. With overexposure to harmful rays leading to damaged blood vessels spider veins on the face can be caused by sun damage. With overexposure to harmful rays leading to damaged blood vessels spider veins on the face can be caused by sun damage. Skin becomes thinner as people age and smaller veins become more visible; another cause of facial thread veins is sometimes simply the aging process. Including harsh exfoliating routines, a facial injury can also cause spider veins. Raised blood pressure, alcohol consumption, obesity, pregnancy, and hormonal changes include other possible causes.
How Do You Stop Spider Veins from Forming?
Research indicates that most people with telangiectasias have a family history, so some people are genetically predisposed to getting telangiectasias, unfortunately. To help reduce the risk of developing spider veins, consider the list below.
1) Compression stockings should be worn
2) A high-factor sunscreen is needed
3) Exercise routinely
4) Maintain a healthy weight
5) For long periods, avoid sitting or standing
Spider Veins Treatments
Spider veins do not dissipate on their own. Most people typically find that they actually worsen over time, though they can potentially fade. Although that is a temporary solution, you may try covering discolored areas with makeup, particularly on the face. With the results, you may have tried various creams and potions and been disappointed. You are looking for a permanent solution, IPL services can help. To reduce the appearance of spider veins, Sclerotherapy is a quick and easy procedure that can help. Essentially causing it to scar, a solution is injected into the damaged vein. Preventing blood from flowing through it, this blocks the vein. The appearance of damaged veins reduces, leaving you with clearer, healthier-looking skin as the blood is diverted to healthy veins. Sclerotherapy is ideal whether you want to treat spider veins on the face or legs.
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