What Causes Spider Veins on the Face?

Have you noticed the appearance of tiny veins just under the surface of your skin, particularly on your face? These veins, often called spider veins, can appear with suddenness, and are always most unwelcome. You may fear that they make you appear older or blot the complexion of your face. The good news is that there are viable treatments that can help you mediate the appearance of these veins and return to a clearer, younger appearance.

Before we get into that, however, let’s take a moment to consider what causes these spider veins to appear in the first place.

Where Do Spider Veins Come From?

In most cases, spider veins are symptomatic of a condition called varicose veins disease. They can bring not only a discoloration to the face, but sometimes even some low-level pain.

At their root, spider veins are caused by unhealthy valves inside the feeder veins. These malfunctioning valves make it possible for blood to flow backward, rather than traversing upward toward the heart. As the blood backs up, it can lead to “dead end” veins that are essentially non-functioning. These veins simply grow dark in appearance, just below the skin.

Note that, for the purposes of this blog post, we’re focusing specifically on spider veins in the face, but they can show up just as often along the legs and feet. Spider veins can be developed by both women and men, and they can impact people of all ages.

Risk Factors for Spider Veins

There are a few risk factors that can make the development of spider veins more likely; some of these risk factors include:

  • Weight/obesity
  • A history of deep vein thrombosis
  • Smoking
  • A lifestyle that involves either sitting or standing for long periods of time

If you fit into any of these categories, you may want to keep your eyes open for the appearance of spider veins.

Seeking Treatment for Spider Veins

When it comes to solutions for spider veins, some patients seek cosmetic treatments, while others may actually need relief from the pain that spider veins can bring.

In either case, there are laser treatments available that can help you tend to your spider veins in a minimally invasive way, and without the need for hospitalization. These treatments seal off the feeder veins that have malfunctioning valves, allowing the blood to start flowing in the right direction once more. If you have questions about these treatments or wish to schedule a consultation with us, we invite you to reach out to Javan Wellness today.

Get the Treatment You Need for Spider Veins

As you think about your options for addressing spider veins, we’d love to talk with you about the available treatments, answer your questions, or simply provide more information about how spider veins form.

The best way to begin is to reach out to us and schedule a consultation with our team. To speak with someone at Javan Wellness, contact our office at your next convenience.

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