What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are dilated blood vessels that appear on the surface of the skin leading to an unpleasant complexion. These veins form near the nostrils, on the nose, on the ears, and on the cheeks and chin. As we age, our skin loses volume, causing it to become more translucent. This makes our blood vessels protrude and become more apparent. Genetics can play a role in their appearance and sun damage often makes this condition worse. Thankfully, this is only a cosmetic concern and does not include symptoms or medical risks.
What causes Spider Veins to Appear?
Large “feeder veins” are the primary cause of spider veins. These feeder veins cause disruptions in the body via blood buildup leading to poor circulation. The resulting disruption in flow leads to non-functional, “dead-end” veins to appear on the surface of the skin as spider veins.
Though they pose no health risk, these veins are unpleasant to look at. Due to this, many people prefer having them removed. Foley Vision Center is happy to provide non-invasive treatment options to help those struggling with this condition.
How can Foley Vision Center Help Me?
At Foley Vision Center, we can reduce unsightly veins on the face and body using the ICON laser system. ICON’s MaxG handpiece uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to minimize spider veins, lesions, and redness, leading to cleaner and clearer skin. By using this device, we offer our clients with an ideal, non-invasive option that requires no downtime. Learn more about ICON here.
Request a Consultation in Eugene, Oregon
Love your skin and feel confident with ICON laser treatments at Foley Vision Center. Our aesthetics experts will work with you to assess your goals and outline custom treatment plans. Call (541) 342-4243 or fill out the form on our site to request an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!