Veins & Vessel Marks (Telangiectasiae)

Blood vessel marks on the skin are extremely common and can affect the face and body. They range from birthmarks containing abnormal vessels (hemangiomas or vascular ectasias), small vessels also known as spider veins or telangiectasia, and large prominent blue varicose veins, most often affecting the legs. The size of these individual marks depends on the type of vessel involved with larger vessels being much more visibly prominent and smaller vessels such as venules, small arteries and capillaries being much smaller. Also depending on the type of vessel involved whether it is arterial or venous, the coloration of the vessel will be either red or blue.

The most common concerns presenting to us are the small, dilated blood vessels that appear close to the surface of the skin, often resembling spider webs or tree branches.

Common Causes of Veins & Vessel Marks

  • Genetics: Spider veins can run in families, suggesting a genetic predisposition to their development.
  • Age: As people age, the skin and blood vessels lose elasticity and strength, leading to the development of spider veins.
  • Hormonal changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as those occurring during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause, can cause development of spider veins.
  • Sun exposure: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can weaken the skin and blood vessel walls, making spider veins more likely to develop.
  • Injuries or trauma: Injuries to the skin or underlying blood vessels, such as cuts, bruises, or surgical procedures, can cause spider veins to form.
  • Chronic conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as rosacea, liver disease, or autoimmune disorders, can increase the risk of developing spider veins.

Consultation & Assessment

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Customized Treatment Plan

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Check Ups & Support

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Treatment Options For Spider Veins

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

Similar to laser therapy, IPL uses broad-spectrum light to target and destroy spider veins. It can be effective for both small and large spider veins and may require multiple sessions for best results. This is a treatment we offer at the Healthy Image.

Excel V+™

Excel V+™ Laser is a versatile treatment addressing benign vascular, cutaneous, and pigmented lesions by selectively targeting hemoglobin and melanin without harming surrounding tissue.


Complete Skin Rejuvenation

NeoSkin is the perfect anti-aging solution for all ages and all skin types who either want to keep their skin clear and youthful or for those that want to turn back the clock and regain a youthful complexion.

This safe, effective, and tolerable treatment is quickly becoming the ‘go-to’ therapy for patients wanting clear, beautiful skin.

For the best treatment possible, it’s important to consult with a dermatologist to determine the most suitable treatment approach based on the size, location, and severity of spider veins, as well as individual health factors and preferences.

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