Chase Away Spider Veins with These Pro Tips
The scientific name for the condition we call spider veins is telangiectasia. But no matter what you call them, nobody wants to see this web-like phenomenon take root on their face or body. While it’s common for spider veins to appear on the legs, they are far less common on the face. But that’s cold comfort for those who have them there. In a nutshell, no matter where they appear, spider veins are nothing more than dilated blood vessels in the uppermost layer of the skin. What causes them to dilate is what we’re going to investigate. And then we’ll provide some pro tips on dealing with them effectively.
Top Causes of Spider Veins
Some of the most common causes of spider lines on the face are:
- Aging - As the skin on the face loses collagen, these thin-walled veins become more visible through the thinner, aging skin.
- Gender - It is believed that hormonal changes that women undergo during various stages of life play a role in weakening the walls of capillaries, making spider veins possible.
- Smoking - Smoking robs your skin of oxygen, which has a cascading effect throughout all the layers of skin.
- Genetics - While no one has yet found the spider veins gene, mountains of anecdotal evidence suggest that if one or more of your parents had spider veins on the face, you will too.
- UV Light - Ultraviolet light penetrates the outer layers of skin, weakening the structure. As dermatologist Sandra Lee says, “Sunscreen is a must-have, and not just for sunny summer days.”
- Alcohol - Alcohol use dilates the blood vessels, causing them to weaken and lose their ability to snap back to their average size.
- Skin Conditions - Eczema, rosacea, acne, and more can inflame the veins of the face causing them to dilate and spider veins to form.
How to Get Rid of Spider Veins Naturally?
Getting rid of spider veins on the face naturally is not easy. The only time you have a realistic chance of eliminating them with a natural treatment is when they first appear. Once they’ve become firmly established and widespread, you’ll need to seek a high-quality commercial product or submit to one of the following clinical treatments.
Top Clinical Treatments for Spider Veins
Clinical treatments for spider veins on the face have come a long way in the past 20 years. It’s possible to eliminate most or all of the offending veins relatively quickly without leaving any residual scarification. Here are the three most popular clinical treatments.
- Laser Therapy - Laser therapy has become increasingly effective for treating spider veins on the face. The doctor or clinician will heat the damaged vein with the laser, cutting off blood flow; the vein is no longer visible on the surface with no blood flowing through it.
- Veinwave - Veinwave is a relatively new treatment that works on the same premise as laser therapy. The only difference is that a tiny needle is inserted into the vein instead of heating the vein with laser light. An electric current is run through the needle, creating heat and producing a scar inside the vein, which shuts off blood circulation. There’s no month-long wait to see results with veinwave treatment. The spider veins may disappear in as little as 15–20 minutes.
- Sclerotherapy - The doctor injects either salt or a chemical solution directly into the vein during sclerotherapy, irritating the vein. The vein ejects any blood in it and closes up to prevent any more blood from entering. Once empty of blood, the vein is no longer visible through the outermost layer of skin.
Top At-Home Treatments for Spider Veins
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Our face patches restore a vibrant, healthy appearance to damaged skin. The patches foster a healthy microclimate at the surface that helps close spider veins and repair the surrounding tissue. When used with Clarasome, these products provide an effective one-two punch against spider veins.
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Hot Tip: Why it’s Important to Have Healthy Skin Under Your Eyes
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but you could just as well say the skin under the eyes is the window to your health. The thinness of the skin under your eyes makes it susceptible to problems caused by dehydration, lack of sleep, illness, and more. Under-eye skin is a leading indicator of developing issues; if the skin is healthy, moist, supple, and clear, it’s a bellwether for your overall state.