Telangiectasias (Spider Veins)

What is Telangiectasias (tel-an-jee-ek-tuh-seez)?

Is an inherited disorder causing blood vessels close to the skin’s surface widening & making visible patterns of red, purple & blue lines. Often referred as spider veins, telangiectasias can occur anywhere on the body & face.

Causes can rang from issues with hormones, genetics, obesity, trauma, venous insufficiencies, & underlying medical conditions.

Treatment

Laser therapy

Minimally invasive & typically the least invasive treatment for facial telangiectasia and broken capillaries. This procedure does not cause much pain, and the recovery time is short.

Lasers use heat energy to destroy the vessel and seal it off, eliminating the veins and the redness. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses a flash lamp technology causing the vein to seal & dissolve.



Antibiotics

If acne or rosacea is the underlying cause, a doctor may prescribe an oral or topical antibiotic.

Many choose to remove telangiectasias for cosmetic reasons & because the condition can cause discomfort.

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