What are spider veins?
Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels that appear on the surface of the skin, and are usually found near the nostrils, on the tip of the nose, in front of the ears, and sometimes on the cheeks and chin, but these unsightly veins can develop anywhere on the body. As we age, our skin loses volume, the skin becomes more translucent and these blood vessels become more evident. Genetics can play a role and sun damage can exacerbate the condition. Thankfully, this is only a cosmetic concern and does not include symptoms or medical risks.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins on the legs, hands, and face are caused by unhealthy valves inside larger “feeder veins”. As a result, blood flows backwards instead of upwards toward the heart. Some of this backed-up blood can lead to non-functional, “dead end” veins that appear underneath the surface of the skin as spider veins.
Even though spider veins pose no health risk, many people wish to remove them due to their unsightly appearance. If you have tolerated this condition for years, we can provide a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment.
Spider veins vs. Varicose veins
The causes of varicose veins are similar to spider veins, but varicose veins typically appear on the legs and feet. Varicose veins removal typically requires the expertise of a vascular surgeon, but the remaining spider veins can be treated with non-medical options.
Request vein treatments in Woburn, Massachusetts
At Stay Beautiful Medspa in Woburn, we provide laser vein removal. These treatments are non-surgical and do not require any downtime or recovery. To find out if you are a candidate for laser vein therapy, request your complimentary consultation online or give us a call at (978) 203-0172.