What Causes Spider Veins On The Face and Body?

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What are spider veins?

Even though they commonly appear on the legs, spider veins can also be noticeable on the face. They can be caused by a number of factors but are defined as a damaged vein that occurs when a valve within the vein weakens. This causes extra blood in the veins to put pressure on the wall of the vein, making the walls weaken and bulge. At Nirvana Med Spa, board-certified physician Dr. Salman Hashmi provides innovative treatment options to treat spider veins on the face and body for his Little Rock, AR patients. After a thorough consultation at our state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Hasmi can identify if you are a good candidate for spider vein treatment. Depending on your unique needs, he can curate a treatment plan that is ideal for you to provide the best possible results.

What causes spider veins?

There are some individuals who may be at a higher risk of experiencing spider veins, such as those who have relatives who have them. While this is not always a factor, it can contribute to the presence of spider veins. A few other common reasons that spider veins occur include:

  • Pregnancy

  • Injuries

  • Sun exposure

  • Hormonal changes

  • Hereditary factors

  • Obesity

Are spider veins painful?

Typically, spider veins do not cause a great amount of discomfort and are mostly treated for cosmetic reasons at Nirvana Med Spa; however, they could cause some slight pain or tenderness. They occur as blue, red, or purple lines that show through the skin and may cause some Little Rock, AR individuals to feel self-conscious. If you are feeling insecure about your spider veins, there are treatment options available to help them become less noticeable.

Spider vein treatment

At Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, Dr. Salman Hashimi provides sclerotherapy in order to effectively treat spider veins. This treatment includes injecting a chemical into the vein to irritate the wall of the vein. After the walls have been irritated, they begin to stick together, blocking the blood flow to the area. Over the course of about 3 – 6 weeks, the swelling in the veins will begin to shrink and spider veins will likely disappear.

Sclerotherapy recovery

Following a sclerotherapy procedure, you will be able to return to your normal daily routine. Dr. Hashimi may recommend that you wear compression stockings for some time in order to speed up the healing process. In some cases, a series of sclerotherapy procedures could be needed to provide your desired results. Depending on your needs, a unique treatment plan will be curated for you in order to achieve the best outcome possible.

Schedule a sclerotherapy consultation

If you are dealing with unsightly, unwanted spider veins, Dr. Salman Hashimi and his team at Nirvana Med Spa can provide innovative sclerotherapy procedures. During a thorough consultation at our Little Rock, AR facility, Dr. Hashimi can evaluate your needs and goals in order to determine if you would benefit from sclerotherapy treatment. To learn more about sclerotherapy and other spider vein treatments, contact our state-of-the-art practice to schedule your initial consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.