Telangiectasia / Spider Veins

Telangiectasia also known as ‘Spider Veins’ are small clusters of red or blue Veins, they can appear on both the Legs and Face and can occur in healthy people or as a result of an underlying illness.


Telangiectasia is a common skin condition that usually effects clients in their 40s,50’s and 60’s. The condition is where widened blood vessels cause thread like red lines or patterns on the skin, these lines usually appear slowly over a period of time and usually in small clusters.

These ‘spider’ like veins are common on areas such the Cheeks, Nose and Legs, whilst they are in no way dangerous, they are usually noticeable and can cause clients to feel self conscious.

How can Aesthetics Of Liverpool help?

At Aesthetics of Liverpool we are able to offer two forms of treatment, Laser Therapy and Short Wave Diathermy both of these can help to banish Spider Veins leaving behind smooth bright skin.

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Telangiectasia is a common sign of ageing. As we age the Collagen in our skin begins to break down causing skin to become thinner and Veins to appear more visible. There are a number of environmental factors that can influence the appearance of Spider Veins such as sun damage or exposure to cold temperatures. Lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking can also accentuate their appearance, whilst hormones and genetics can also play a role.

Spider Veins vary in appearance but can have the following characteristics:

• Appear close to the surface of the skin.
• Look like spider webs or tree branches.
• They are usually red and blue.
• Most commonly occur on the legs and face.
• Can often occur next to Varicose Veins.

There are a number of environmental and lifestyle factors that influence Telangiectasia. Leading a healthy balanced lifestyle, avoiding smoking and drinking can be taken as a preventative measure. Also wearing an SPF on a daily basis and following a skincare routine incorporating a hydrator will improve skins appearance.
Prior to any treatment you will be invited to the Aesthetics Of Liverpool Clinic for an initial consultation. It is here you will be able to express your concerns and discuss what you are hoping to achieve from treatment, we will then be able to establish the best form of treatment for you.