What Can Cause Broken Blood Vessels on the Skin?

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The appearance of broken blood vessels on the skin can leave many people feeling self-conscious or even embarrassed about their appearance. These visible veins, which may come in the form of spider veins or varicose veins, can be related to a number of variables, some of which may be avoidable. Here, you’ll find helpful information from Peoria, AZ, vein specialist Dr. Matthew Lynch at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics on the causes of broken blood vessels, their potential dangers, what treatment options are available to you, and tips on how to minimize the risk of their recurrence.

What causes broken blood vessels?

Broken blood vessels, particularly spider veins, are commonly caused by several factors:

  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Hormonal changes
  • Prolonged standing or sitting
  • Smoking and some underlying medical conditions

Are spider veins dangerous?

While spider veins are primarily a cosmetic concern, they can occasionally lead to discomfort or pain. However, in most cases, they are not considered dangerous. It's important, however, to differentiate between spider veins and varicose veins, with the latter being larger and potentially causing more significant discomfort. If you have concerns about visible or painful veins, Dr. Lynch can perform a comprehensive evaluation and assessment to determine the nature, likeliest cause(s), and most appropriate treatment options for you.

Which treatment works for visible veins?

Whether you are experiencing uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms associated with your veins or you simply want to restore clearer, more attractive skin, we offer a number of modern and effective vein treatment options, including:

  • Surface laser vein treatment
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Laser vein removal
  • VascuLife

The choice of treatment will depend on several factors, including the size, location, and severity of your visible veins, as well as your overall health. Following an evaluation and consultation, Dr. Lynch can recommend a course of action that can be safest, most appropriate, and most effective for your particular venous concerns.

Will spider veins come back after treatment?

While treatment can effectively remove existing spider veins, new veins may appear at a later time. Still, there are some things you can do to help minimize the risk of recurrent spider veins. Generally speaking, some tips to help maintain healthy veins include:

  • Stay active
  • Elevate your legs
  • Wear compression stockings as recommended
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Stay hydrated
  • Take breaks from long periods of standing or sitting

By following these guidelines and seeking professional vein treatment, you can give yourself the best possible chance for healthier veins and a clearer complexion.

Say so long to unsightly veins with a personalized vein treatment plan in Peoria, AZ

If you're ready to address your broken blood vessels or visible veins and regain smoother skin and increased comfort, call Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ, to schedule your private consultation today. Our general surgeon and vein specialist Dr. Matthew Lynch, along with our experienced team, will provide personalized solutions to help you look and feel your best. Don't let spider veins hold you back — contact us today.

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