Veins and Vessels

The circulatory system is constantly at work moving blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout our body. It is hidden away beneath the skins surface until things go awry causing the unseen to become unsightly. Visible blood vessels, facial vessels and leg veins incite us to use concealers and to banish revealing hemlines. In addition to aesthetic concerns, enlarged leg veins can be painful.


Visible Effects

Leg veins can appear purple, dark blue or green in hue and, when stressed, they are clearly visible beneath the skin. Telangiectasia, broken capillaries, facial vessels and spider veins are tiny, reddish and thread-like and occur individually or in patches throughout the body, but are more commonly found on the face and upper legs.

Underlying Causes

The cause of visible blood vessels and leg veins stem from blood flow abnormalities. These dysfunctional or incompetent vessels can become more obvious following pregnancy when pressure from increased blood volume and circulating hormones weakens vein walls, or when activities or occupations requiring sitting or standing for long periods put excess pressure against closed valves causing them to fail.


A consultation at our centre for aesthetic dermatology and facial cosmetic surgery will establish a safe and effective course of treatment for undesirable facial and leg veins and vessels. A treatment modality for Improving and removing spider veins and leg veins is the Nd:YAG laser. Telangiectasia, facial vessels and may involve the use of BBL (broad band light) or Nd Yag laser. Optimal results can achieve improved comfort and restored skin tone. We invite you to schedule a consultation and treatment. Contact us for more information today.

DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.