Have you begun to notice veins becoming more visible below the surface on your face? They might have been fine pink or red lines at first but have become darker over the last few years. You might have Telangiectasias, more commonly known as spider veins. They are small broken or widened blood vessels that appear individually or in small groups near the surface of the skin. While they are more common on the arms, chest, back, and legs, they can also appear on the face, particularly on the cheeks and nose.Why have these spider veins suddenly appeared?
While they may be harmless in most cases, the appearance of spider veins on the face is certainly undesirable. For most people, they can be contributed to the gradual decrease of fat that lies between the skin’s surface and the underlying tissues as we age. It is this fat, as well as the skin’s elasticity, that prevents us from forming wrinkles while we are young. Those of us who have fair complexions are more likely to see visible veins when these changes occur.
In addition to the natural aging process, spider veins may appear after extended sun exposure, an injury or trauma, use of a topical steroid, hormonal changes, or as an indication of Rosacea or other skin conditions. Health issues such as liver disease, alcohol abuse, and autoimmune disease may also cause spider veins.
What can I do about it?
To prevent the appearance of spider veins and other vein-related issues, adopt a healthy lifestyle, get plenty of exercise, and keep your weight within a healthy range, keep your skin well hydrated, and always wear sunscreen.
A vein specialist can help you eliminate existing spider veins on the face or body with treatments such as: sclerotherapy, intense pulsed light (IPL) or endovenous laser therapy (EVLT). In most cases, these treatments can be done in the office, in less than an hour, and without any anesthesia.
During a consultation with a vein expert, the physician will speak with you about your medical and family history, examine your veins, and recommend the best course of action for you, including providing guidance if it is discovered that you are at risk of developing vein disease.
Where can I go for help?
In the Chicago area, you can schedule a consultation with the vein experts at Illinois Vein Specialists. Join more than 10,000 patients, over the past decade, who have been helped by the physicians at Illinois Vein Specialists, who are board-certified in venous and lymphatic medicine.
Patients come from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois to see them. Don’t put it off any longer. Take the first step toward improving your quality of life and contact Illinois Vein Specialists today.
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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois.
We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.