Spider Veins also known as Telangiectasias or thread veins. These are small, blue, or purple vessels that twist or turn. Spider veins are easily visible through the skin. They can appear in thin lines, web, or branches. Typically they aren't painful or harmful but people often choose to treat them for cosmetic reasons. These are common on the legs and face. On the legs- spider veins occur when the valves inside of veins stop working properly. Veins carry blood back to the heart to prevent blood from flowing backwards; they contain a one way valve that closes once blood passes through it. If this valve weakens or becomes damaged the blood may have a difficulty flowing in the correct direction, and it can begin to pool inside the vein Overtime this can cause a bulge in the vein that branches cut and result in a spider vein.
Risk Factors for spider veins include:
Standing or sitting for a long periods of time
Past blood clots or vein damage
So, what is the best treatment for spider veins?
At Illumé Med Spa in Lee's Summit, Missouri, we have several treatment options for spider veins including laser treatment.
If you are looking for a spider vein treatment in Lee's Summit, MO, schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about your treatment options today!