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Spider Veins

by / Monday, 13 May 2013 / Published in Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Treatments
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Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels (between 0.5 and 1 millimeter in diameter) near the surface of the skin. These superficial blood vessels can be red, blue, or even purple in color. Spider veins most commonly occur on the legs, but they are also found on the face or other areas of the body. These dilated blood vessels may be short, about the width of a hair, and form “sunburst-like” patterns. While some have the appearance of a spider web, others may resemble a tree with branches. There are multiple issues that may contribute to the formation of spider veins. The most common factors affecting the severity of this and other vascular issues include heredity, gender, pregnancy, age, lifestyle, and occupation. Spider veins appear in both men and women, but more frequently in women.

If you suffer from this condition, please call Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center and schedule an appointment with Dr. Olga Goulko, who will design a treatment program that is tailored to your particular case.

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