Facial Spider Veins: The Facts about Facial Telangiectasias

by | January 22, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, Spider Veins aren’t just visible on your legs. Small spider veins called Facial Telangiectasias can appear on the nose, cheeks, and chin and are common in healthy, active adults who may not experience vein issues on other areas of their body.

Much like spider veins, Facial Telangiectasias can be influenced by hormones, but they are most often caused by prolonged sun exposure. Because of this, they are common in people who have worked outside most of their lives and also in women following pregnancy or the use of hormone replacement therapy. They are typically red and purple blood vessels that occur in patches on the face.

These tiny spider veins do not pose a serious health threat, cause no symptoms and are always considered a cosmetic problem. However, if you’re tired of covering them up with makeup or creams, several Midwest Vein Center locations offer a scientifically-tested Surface Laser treatment that can help you see significant improvement. Take a look at a couple before and after photos from real patients.

During an initial office visit, a generous amount of time will be set aside just for you. You will receive a complete exam and have plenty of time to have your questions answered. Make an appointment at our location closest to you today and meet with one of our physicians to discuss your treatment path!

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