Spider Veins


spider veins Telangiectasias ( /tɛlˌæn.dʒiː.ɛkˈteɪ.zi.ə/) or angioectasias are small dilated blood vessels[1] near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1 millimeter in diameter.[2] They can develop anywhere on the body but are commonly seen on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin. They can also develop on the legs,specifically on the upper thigh, below the knee joint, and around the ankles. Many patients who suffer with spider veins seek out the assistance of physicians who specialize in vein care or peripheral vascular disease. These physicians are called phlebologists or interventional radiologists

spider veinsSome telangiectasia are due to developmental abnormalities that can closely mimic the behaviour of benign vascular neoplasms. They may be composed of abnormal aggregations of arterioles, capillaries, or venules. Because telangiectasias are vascular lesions, they blanch when tested with diascopy.




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Locations

Virginia Beach Location

4164 Va. Beach Blvd. Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Va. 23452


phone number

(757) 490-6635



time

Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm
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Hampton Location

2240 Coliseum Drive Suite D
Hampton, Va. 23666


phone number

(757) 827-3046


time

Monday - Friday 9-5pm
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