Visible blood vessels on the face can affect how people are perceived. Visible blood vessels, also called spider veins, can make people look older or in worse health than they actually are. They commonly appear on a person’s legs and face as well as other parts of the body, and can be removed with different treatment methods.
There are many causes of visible blood vessels including:
- Genetics – a person in a family that experiences spider veins will have a greater risk of developing them.
- Pregnancy and childbirth – hormone fluctuations during pregnancy can lead to the development of spider veins.
- Weight gain – a number of changes occur to the body when gaining a significant amount of weight, including visible blood vessels.
- Prolonged sitting – both varicose veins and spider veins can be caused by poor circulation, or when sitting all day for a job with few breaks to stand up and stretch your legs.
The dermatologists at Trillium Creek diagnose visible blood vessels on a person’s face after a visual examination. There are many types of treatments available, but not all of them work for everyone. The right treatment for visible blood vessels and spider veins depends on where the problem is and the general condition of your skin.
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) – IPL is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light that target the vessels in your skin while leaving healthy tissue alone.
- Laser Therapy – Trillium Creek offices utilize two lasers to remove spider veins. Aerolase targets water, melanin, and hemoglobin. The YAG laser generates heat within the skin to damage visible blood vessels.
- Veinwave – This procedure uses microwave energy to heat and destroy unwanted vessels.
Spider veins do not cause a person harm or any other symptoms beyond the physical appearance of the veins. People who don’t like the appearance of spider veins can try ways to prevent them from happening, like achieving a healthy weight, improving circulation by taking breaks from standing or sitting for long periods, or finding a solution to their hormone fluctuations. At the end of the day, it’s your choice whether to remove spider veins, although many people opt to do so when it affects the appearance of their face.
If you have spider veins or any other type of skin issues on your face or elsewhere, the dermatologists at Trillium Creek’s four Ohio office locations are here to help. Schedule an appointment by booking one online or by contacting an office near you today.