Do you have broken blood vessels on your face? These broken blood vessels are often referred to as spider veins. Where spider veins do not pose any health threats, most people do not like the appearance of them and want them to go away. If spider veins are left unchecked, they can even get worse and spread outwards. For those who have spider veins, Skin And Body Refinery will share what can cause them and some of the treatments that can get rid of these blemishes.

Why Am I Getting Spider Veins?

Some people are more susceptible than others. Broken blood vessels can occur to anyone at any point in their life. There are certain risk factors that can promote the development of spider veins. Following are some of the elements or conditions that can cause spider veins.
• Genetics: Genetics can play a role in the development of spider veins. Some families simply develop broken vessel easier than others.
• Pregnancy: Spider veins often develop in women during pregnancy, due to the increase of estrogen hormones that can lead to broken blood vessels.
• Rosacea: Rosacea is a common skin problem and can lead to extreme redness and flushing. Those prone to Rosacea will be more susceptible to broken blood vessels.
• Sun Exposure: Excessive exposure to sunlight will cause the blood vessels to enlarge and the spider veins will become more noticeable. It is important to reduce the amount of sun your skin gets not just to reduce the appearance or development of spider veins, but for your skin’s overall health.
• Alcohol: Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to spider veins. Drinking alcohol causes the blood vessels to become enlarged and eventually break.
• Vomiting or Sneezing: The sudden extreme pressure from a sneeze or vomiting is enough to cause vessels to break.
These are some of the common causes for spider veins. As some of these causes can be avoided, such as less sun light exposure, less alcohol and drinking more water, spider veins may still develop. When they do you can seek treatment to reduce of remove the spider veins.

What is the Best Treatment for Spider Veins?

Spider veins can be treated. There are a various number of methods that help to reduce the appearance or get rid of spider veins. Some of these treatments involve seeking the aid of a med spa or a dermatologist. Here are some of the common treatments for spider veins:
Retinoids: The use of a facial cream that contains retinoid will help to reduce the appearance of spider veins. Only apply the topical overnight and the spider veins may eventually go away. Topical creams work best for surface spider veins. Deep spider veins will not be affected with a topical.
Laser Therapy: For more extreme cases of spider veins you may need the aid of a med spa that provides laser therapy. Laser therapy can destroy the broken vessels, removing them altogether.
Intense Pulse Light: Another medical treatment that most med spa’s provide is intense pulse light therapy. Intense pulse therapy can also remove broken vessels and help other conditions deeper in the skin.

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These are some treatments for spider veins. If you need help getting rid of your spider veins, contact Skin And Body Refinery and schedule an appointment today.

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