Telengietasias

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Telengietasias

Telangiectasia is a condition in which widened tiny blood vessels cause threadlike red lines or patterns on the skin. These threadlike patterns form gradually in clusters. They are sometimes known as “spider veins” because of their fine and weblike appearance. Telangiectasia can appear anywhere on the body; however, they are common on the face (nose, cheeks, chin, lips).

The cause of telangiectasia is currently unknown. Current research suggests that causes may be genetic, environmental, or a combination of both. Most cases of telangiectasis appear to be caused by chronic sun exposure or extreme temperatures. Other possible causes include:

  • pregnancy
  • aging
  • rosacea
  • habitual corticosteroid use
  • scleroderma
  • dermatomyositis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus

The causes of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) are genetic. Individuals with HHT inherit the disease from at least one parent.

Frequently asked questions?

Intense Pulsed Light treatment is a cosmetic treatment that uses gentle pulses of optimized light to treat telangiectasia or commonly known as facial or spider veins.

Following the treatment the veins may appear a bit redder or grey and take about ten days to a weeks’ time to disappear completely.

Most of the tiny veins disappear after the first treatment but some of the deeper veins may require multiple treatments.

Most people feel little to no discomfort during the treatment.

There is no need to take time off from work, in fact these treatment as considered as lunch time treatments and all daily activities can be resumed right after the IPL treatment.