At Via Vascular, we are able to treat unsightly spider veins and our treatments are profoundly successful. Spider veins (also known as Telangiectasia) are the miniscule and narrow red or blue veins that tend to spread throughout the legs as one ages. They are caused by increased pressure in the veins. Typically, you can find them in the lower limbs, but sometimes there are found on other unexpected areas of the body. Explore our blog to learn the three other unexpected areas where spider veins can appear and why.
Spider veins can appear in facial veins. They are usually discovered under the eyes, or around the cheeks and nose. The cause can come from skin diseases (rosacea and eczema) as the added pressure due to irritation will cause them to turn visible. Smoking (which can cause premature aging) and the free radicals from overexposure from the sun are two factors that may cause spider veins to appear on the face.
Aging is the top reason why veins can occur in the hands. The older the hands become the less fatty tissue it has, which can cause the skin to thin out and have less elasticity. As a result, hand veins will be more visible underneath the skin. Unfortunately, this is common, yet unavoidable. Without treatment, the spider veins will become more prominent with time. That is why having treatment earlier on will make the treatment less difficult and even more effective.
If not reduced, spider veins can evolve into varicose veins that can also spread to the feet. While spider veins may be more of a cosmetic issue, varicose veins can cause pain and aching that can lead to circulatory problems. Therefore, it is important to look into treatments as soon as possible before problematic issues surface from spider veins and developed varicose veins.
Via Vascular can help you decide if you are a candidate for treatment, and can inform you about the different types and phases of vein treatments offered. If you are unsure about varicose vein or spider vein symptoms or procedures, contact Via Vascular. Find out more information and make an appointment today by calling Via Vascular at (206) 525-8346 or by filling out our online contact form.Back to article