SPIDER VEINS & TELANGIECTASIA
  • SPIDER VEINS & TELANGIECTASIA
  • COMMON CAUSES
  • DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONDITION INCLUDE
  • PORT WINE STAIN
  • SYMPTOMS
  • TREATMENT
  • TREATMENTS WE OFFER

SPIDER VEINS & TELANGIECTASIA

SPIDER VEINS & TELANGIECTASIA
Telangiectasia

Telangiectasias or angioectasias (also known as spider veins) are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1 millimeter in diameter. They can develop anywhere on the body but are commonly seen on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin. They can also develop on the legs, specifically on the upper thigh, below the knee joint, and around the ankles

COMMON CAUSES

COMMON CAUSES

Causes may include:

  • Alcohol use
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Sun exposure

DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONDITION INCLUDE

DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONDITION INCLUDE

Ataxia – telangiectasia

Bloom syndrome

Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome)

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome

Nevus flammeus such as port-wine stain

Rosacea

Spider angioma

Sturge-Weber disease

Xeroderma pigmentosa

PORT WINE STAIN

PORT WINE STAIN

A port-wine stain or nevus flammeus is almost always a birthmark. It is caused by a vascular anomaly (a capillary malformation in the skin).

Port-wine stains ordinarily persist throughout life. The area of skin affected grows in proportion to general growth. Port-wine stains occur most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body, particularly on the neck and upper trunk.Early stains are usually flat and pink in appearance. As the child matures, the color may deepen to a dark red or purplish color. In adulthood, thickening of the lesion or the development of small lumps may occur.They are called port wine for their reddish color.

SYMPTOMS

SYMPTOMS

Early port-wine stains are usually flat and pink in appearance. As the child gets older, the color may deepen to a dark red or purplish color. They occur most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body. Over time, the area can become thickened and take on a cobblestone-like appearance.

TREATMENT

TREATMENT

Many treatments have been tried for port-wine stains, including freezing, surgery, radiation, and tattooing.

Laser therapy is most successful in eliminating port-wine stains. It is the only method that can destroy the tiny blood vessels in the skin without significantly damaging the skin. The exact type of laser used depends on the person’s age and particular port-wine stain.

TREATMENTS WE OFFER

TREATMENTS WE OFFER