Telangiectasia, also commonly known as “spider veins,” is a condition where blood vessels become broken or damaged close to the surface of the skin. These “spider veins” appear to be pink or red in color and can become clustered into sections on the skin.
This condition can present itself in people who are healthy, but it can also signal some underlying issues in others, like autoimmune diseases.
What are the main causes of this condition?
The direct causes of telangiectasia are unknown, but researchers have suggested a few different possible causes:
- Connective tissue disease — Some connective tissue diseases, like lupus, can cause these red and pink marks on the skin. If you have a connective tissue disease, it could be interrelated with your telangiectasia.
- Sun damage — Repeated sun exposure without the right sun protection can cause this condition for some people.
- Weakened blood vessels — Weakened blood vessels, which are prevalent in older adults, can sometimes be to blame for this condition.
Should I worry about having telangiectasia?
In most cases, it isn’t any major cause for concern. However, a vein and vascular specialist can tell you if your telangiectasia may signal an underlying condition that needs to be addressed. Vein and vascular specialists can create a personalized treatment plan to help you take care of your venous health.
Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for your vein treatments
You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.
Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:
- Reduce your symptoms.
- Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.
- Increase your overall quality of life.
Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment.