What are spider veins?
Spider veins (also known as telangiectasias) are smaller, blue, red, or purple vessels that appear twisted like a spiderweb. They are commonly found on the legs and face, but they can appear anywhere on the body. When your blood vessels break, your veins can enlarge and dilate beneath the skin’s surface. Age, changes in weather, increased sun exposure, pregnancy, injuries, rosacea, genetics, and heavy alcohol consumption can all cause broken blood vessels.
There are no symptoms associated with spider veins, but many people still wish to remove them for aesthetic reasons.
What causes visible veins to appear on the face?
Visible blood vessels on the face are often embarrassing and can impact self-esteem. Many different factors contribute to the appearance of abnormal veins on the face. Some of the most common causes include:
- Prolonged sun exposure
- Facial injuries
- Certain medical conditions
UV rays from the sun cause collagen to break down, which results in facial veins, especially among people with lighter skin. As we get older, our skin gets thinner, and our veins weaken. A facial injury or even scrubbing your face too hard can break small veins and cause them to enlarge. If you suffer from rosacea, lupus, or allergies, you may also develop visible veins on your face.
What is diffuse redness?
Diffuse redness is a general appearance of facial redness, such as rosy cheeks. This condition is caused by dilated capillaries, resulting in an appearance of general redness, not discrete, well-defined vessels. The most commonly affected areas are the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea, and it can be hereditary.
How can Lappert Plastic Surgery help me?
If you have a vascular birthmark, spider veins, or rosacea, schedule a consultation at Lappert Plastic Surgery. We can reduce vascular lesions without surgery or downtime. Instead, we offer non-invasive laser and light-based treatments to clear up the skin.
Our treatments include:
Request a consultation in Decatur, Alabama
The skin care experts at Lappert Plastic Surgery are always here to help you look and feel your best. We listen to your concerns and overall aesthetic goals and put together the right program for you. Request your consultation online or call us at 256-355-5585.