Until recently you were able to cover them with make-up, but now it’s becoming harder and harder to make them invisible every morning. Spider veins are also known as telangiectasias – they are groups of tiny blood vessels on the surface of your skin, and they are called spider veins for their obvious similarity to a spider weaving its web. Spider veins can be found anywhere on your body, but the most typical areas are legs and, surprise, surprise – your face!
Doctors are not perfectly sure what the exact cause of spider veins is, but there are definitely certain factors and situations which contribute to the development of spider veins, and the more of these factors combined together, the higher the risk. Main risk factors to develop spider veins include genetics, gender (women are more prone to be affected than men), obesity, pregnancy, birth control pill, skin injuries, prolonged sun exposure, etc. Spider veins are not a major health concern, but the problem is that they might get worse over time, and the longer you leave them untreated, the more complicated the treatment will eventually be.
The technology of treating spider veins has advanced greatly within the last few decades. The currently popular procedures are minimally invasive, pain-free, they have zero downtime, and minimum risks and side-effects. If you are bothered by spider veins anywhere on your body, the best way to start is simply finding a medical specialist – a phlebologist, vascular surgeon or a dermatologist. All these professionals have sufficient knowledge and experience working with veins and skin. After the consultation, the doctor will probably recommend one of the latest treatments:
- Sclerotherapy – this involves injecting a chemical solution or salt water into the spider vein which then hardens and disappears. It’s short, safe, painless, and you’ll be walking home on the same day without any trouble.
- Laser treatment – this is likely the most effective treatment for your spider veins. Laser technology today is advanced, with minimum risks and immediate recovery. It is also very gentle – a perfect solution for spider veins in your face!
By the age of 80, 80% of American women suffer from a vein-related disorder. Don’t be one of them and treat your spider veins as soon as possible!