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Spider Veins Treatment and Causes

Spider veins (also called telangiectasias) are small superficial blood vessels in the skin. They get their name because their appearance is similar to that of a spider web. They most commonly appear as blue or purple spider web-like patterns on the inner and outer thighs, calves, back of the knees and the ankle area.

Underlying vein disease can be the tip of the iceberg. Some people complain of warmth or discomfort over spider patterns. Do your spider veins or profession indicate high risk factors for vein disease?

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Before and After Spider Vein Treatment on Legs
Causes and symptoms of Spider Veins on Legs

What’s Causing Your Spider Veins?

Many factors can contribute to the development of these unattractive veins. Some can be avoided or improved, but many of these factors are out of your control:

  • Heredity
  • Hormones
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain
  • Age
  • Trauma
  • Surgery

Prolonged standing or sitting required by many professions can contribute to the development and reoccurrence of spider veins.

Your Treatment Options

Our spider vein treatment options improve the appearance of your legs with minimally invasive procedures that let you get back to normal activities the same day. They require no prolonged recovery or discomfort. We use injection sclerotherapy and lasers for the best results eliminating spider veins. It is important to realize that more spider veins can occur over time.

Stop hiding your legs because of spider veins. You don’t have to wait to get spider vein treatment that will eliminate the embarrassing webs of blue, red and purple veins. We offer regular cost-saving specials to help you regain the confidence and self-image you may have lost. Take a moment to review our Cycle of Care, which outlines the Vascular Vein Centers’ treatment process, to see how quickly you can get back legs you’ll want to show.

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Treatment for Spider Veins on Legs and Arms
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Facial Spider Vein Symptoms and Causes
Facial spiders are preventable through such measures as hydrating your skin, protecting yourself from sun damage, and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

What Are Facial Spiders

Facial spiders are tiny, red and blue veins that appear on your face. These veins often create red, bruise-like spots or lines on your nose, chin or cheeks. These tiny veins are in your skin and do not have the ability to repair themselves. Spider veins are frequently confused with rosacea, especially on the cheeks. Several things can trigger this condition:

  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Age and heredity
  • Alcohol and smoking
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Face Spiders Treatment Options

Facial spider veins are treated with a surface laser. The laser emits heat that causes the vessels to shrink and go away. Blue veins below the eye are usually not treated with lasers, as they are deeper and generally not responsive to surface treatment.

Skin care, including sunscreen and products to help with discoloration, is extremely important. VVC has a full-time, in-house esthetician and products available to help your skin condition as well as chemical peels that provide deeper care.

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Treatment for Spider Veins on Face