Spider Veins

Description

Spider veins are small, enlarged, superficial blood vessels that commonly occur on the legs, but frequently occur on the face or elsewhere.

Appearance

Spider veins can appear red or blue; may be short, unconnected lines each about the size of a large hair or connected in a matted, “sunburst” pattern; may look like a spider web or a tree with branches; can be small and inconspicuous or cover a large area of skin and be quite unattractive.

Case Study

Spider veins treated with 4 IPL treatments

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Before and after

Treatment

  • IPL Photofacial
  • Yag Laser
  • Injectable Sclerotherapy

Prevention

The cause of spider veins is not completely known and cannot always be prevented. Sun protection is important to limit the number of unwanted vessels on the face. Wearing support hose may minimize unwanted blood vessels from developing on the legs as well as keeping your weight at a normal level and exercising regularly.