While at most times not uncomfortable or painful, spider veins show up on the surface of a person’s face or legs and are damaged, small veins. Because of their appearance, some people look into treatment for cosmetic reasons, and there is a wide range of options for individuals to choose from.
With blue, red, or purple coloring, spider veins look like thin lines that resemble branches or “webs”. They occur when the valves inside a person’s veins simply stop working. Veins transform a body’s blood back to the heart. To stop blood from going backward, veins have a valve that goes one way and close once the blood has gone through; however, if this valve gets damaged or becomes a week, this can cause the blood to struggle when going through the right direction. As such, a pool begins to form within the vein, and as time goes by, a blood bulge in the vein starts to branch out, thus causing spider veins to emerge.
When it comes to an individual’s face, spider veins generally are caused due to small blood vessels bursting, and this can cause some to be even that more self-conscious when it comes to the condition. While spider veins are harmless, there are several causes. As such, below are 10 risk factors involving spider veins.
Another reason behind spider veins popping on a person's face is sun damage. Ultraviolet rays that come from the sun can not only be harmful to someone’s skin (causing issues like wrinkles – and sometimes skin cancer), but it can also help to cause the small blood vessels in an individual’s face to break or burst, thus resulting in spider veins.
While they may not be overly harmful or painful, they can make individuals feel self-conscious, and depending on their line of work or career, some seek out treatment to get them removed. It’s important to note that while spider vein removal procedures can be effective, this does not necessarily mean that they won’t pop up again in the future, post-treatment.