Why Do Broken Veins Happen?

The senior woman correcting an elastic bandage which tied her leg. If you notice small, red veins near the surface of the skin that appear on areas such as the face, you may be dealing with a condition known as spider veins. Spider veins are extremely small broken veins that can be difficult to disguise with cosmetics. With the help of a professional in Dania, FL, many men and women can seek treatment and reduce their appearance.

How do broken veins in the skin happen?

There are many causes of broken veins, or capillaries, in the skin, also known as spider veins or telangiectasia. In most patients, they are just underneath the skin and can appear in areas on the face. Some of the causes of spider veins may be from excessive sun exposure, aggressive washing or scrubbing of the skin, and the regular use of hot water when cleansing the skin. In addition, there may be some unpreventable causes of spider veins, including:

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Damage/Trauma
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Obesity
  • Natural aging process
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Smoking

Treatments for broken skin veins

While there are many treatments available to improve the appearance of broken veins, it is essential to understand that they may not go away completely. At Dania Dermatology, Dr. Stanley Skopit may recommend some of the following treatment options available in his practice, including:

  • Sclerotherapy. In this procedure, a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein, causing it to collapse and fade from view.
  • Laser sclerotherapy. A laser is targets and destroys the broken vein.
  • Surface ablation. This procedure uses heat energy to seal off the broken vein.
  • Compression therapy. Wearing compression stockings can help to reduce the appearance of spider veins or varicose veins on the legs by applying pressure to the area and promoting better blood circulation.

How do I learn more about the treatment of spider veins?

If you are concerned about the appearance of broken veins and want to speak to a professional in the community of Dania, FL, about your options, call the office of Dania Dermatology at 954-807-9433. Our facility is currently accepting new patients and can help you with your medical and aesthetic dermatology concerns.

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