It is often assumed that Spider veins are synonymous with varicose veins. However, there is a difference between the two. Spider veins are red, blue and purple in color. They appear mostly on face, calf, thighs, ankle and in very few cases on chest and neck. They begin as tiny capillaries and appear as blue or red squiggles and sometimes even as starburst clusters or spider webs.
Spider veins are actually capillaries or thin blood vessels directly connected to larger venous system. Like varicose veins, spider veins are also caused due to venous reflux. Spider veins may be associated with large “feeder” underlying varicose veins or may be isolated. Spider veins cannot be felt, but merely seen on the skin’s surface.
They generally appear in these patterns:
Women are more likely to get affected by spider veins than men due to various reasons in which pregnancy is the key reason. However, it causes only cosmetic problems in most of the cases.
If unattended, spider veins may also have large underlying varicose veins.
Spider veins on or around the nose are rare and occur place due to pooling of blood under the skin. Gravitational force, obesity and extreme pressure from body weight in obese people and exposure to the sun or traumatic experience are few other reasons of spider veins on or around the nose.
Women are more likely to get affected by spider vein than men due to genetic differences. And this often becomes cosmetic trouble for them. However, spider veins on or around the nose are not at all fatal to health. These veins are very tiny and reddish or bluish in color and look like faint branches.
The major problem of spider veins on the nose is that with its presence, people become self-conscious and lose confidence. Spider veins in rare cases, takes place due to disorder known as rosacea and the major contributing factors for rosacea are prolonged exposure to the sun or bruising.
Continuous sneezing or coughing due to genetic predispositions results in often enlarged veins around nose and nostrils. The method of treatment depends on condition of veins, which can be different for individuals due to age, diet, alcohol intake and hormonal changes.
Spider veins on the face create a problem because it is difficult to hide them. Often it is impossible to see them as veins, but they cast a slight pink or reddish spot on a face. Sometimes pigmentation, sunspot or red acne is also signs of spider veins. They can be solitary or multiple. Spider veins often take place on facial parts such as forehead, cheeks, eyelid, nose, and chin. And sometimes even on neck and chest.
Visible facial veins are also known as a Telangiectasias and Spider Angiomas. Spider Angiomas on the face is nothing but dilated blood vessels. With growing age the blood vessels lose its elastic fibers which lead to improper pumping or pooling of blood in veins. This situation further leads to be swelling of veins thatare easily visible through the skin’s surface.
Facial spider veins or Telangiectasias are commonly seen in fair-skinned ladies and mostly between the age group of 40-50. There are several reasons that cause facial spider veins such as excessive sun exposure, aging, pregnancy, steroid use, hormonal changes, genetics and trauma, rosacea and liver disease.
Telangiectasias and Spider Angiomas or facial spider veins are not fatal to health. However, they create cosmetic problems, and you can get rid of it by choosing reliable and safe spider vein treatment at Karishma Vein Clinic in Pune.