Spider veins, spider veins, or telangiectosis are focal dilatations of subcutaneous vessels (capillaries), arteries, and veins that form clusters in the form of asterisks and reticulums. No matter how terrible telangiectasias look, they do not pose any health hazard - this is a purely cosmetic defect associated with:
- intradermal hormone-dependent vasodilatation
- hormonal disorders
- vein pathology
- chronic venous insufficiency (in men)
The main treatment for telangiectasia on the legs is microsclerotherapy.
Microsclerotherapy - the introduction of the drug into the smallest veins and spider veins.
Laser coagulation telangiectasias (spider veins) is inferior in effectiveness to microsclerotherapy and is used in the case of very small vascular networks that cannot be removed by sclerotherapy.