Spider Veins, as Dermatologist - Venereologist Dr. Amalia Tsiatoura emphasizes, occur mainly in the female gender and are particularly common in the white race. Spider Veins appear on the skin of the face and body, initially as small superficial veins, red, purple or blue in colour, and may appear as linear, stellate or diffuse, covering larger areas of our skin.
On the face, they occur due to overexposure to sunlight, rosacea, hereditary factors, normal aging, chronic use of steroids and contraceptives, pregnancy, the presence of systemic diseases and mechanical injury to the skin during cleansing and waxing. Many times, spider veins are caused by various autoimmune diseases or can also occur during pregnancy.
In the body, Spider Veins can be found anywhere, with greater frequency in the lower limbs - especially in women - and their cause is due to factors such as heredity, standing, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, venous insufficiency, obesity, solar radiation and injuries.