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Veins and venules

As the blood vessels that carry de-oxygenated blood back to our heart, our veins are an important part of our circulatory system.

Sometimes though, our veins become unsightly and form spider veins, varicose veins or discolouration that we don’t like. 

Vascular lesions - commonly called birthmarks - like hemangiomas or pyogenic granulomas can also be a concern.

Malformations can happen in veins and venules as we age, experience pregnancy or physical trauma. 

Sometimes our vein valves weaken and blood accumulates in the vein, putting pressure on its walls and making it bulge and appear unsightly.

These conditions often cause cosmetic concerns and sometimes physical discomfort.

Vein and venule malformations

Vein malformations can appear on the surface of the skin. 

Broken capillaries - sometimes called spider angiomas - are small blood vessels that have ruptured beneath the skin’s surface.

Spider veins (known as telangiectasia) are often red or blue, and can look like tree branches or spider webs. 

Varicose veins are knobbly, twisted and darkish-blue and are commonly found on people’s legs.

Treatment options for varicose and spider veins include sclerotherapy, laser treatments and, in severe cases, surgery.

Dermagen Clinic can accurately diagnose and treat vein conditions, as well as refer serious malformations to specialists.

Treating vein and venule malformations

Sometimes vein malformations are inevitable, especially in cases where there is a genetic history.

The doctors at Dermagen Clinic can offer accurate diagnosis and recommend the right treatments. Generally, there are some tips to help with vein health, including:

Maintain a healthy weight: Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing varicose veins, particularly in the legs.


Regular exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity helps improve circulation and can reduce the risk of vascular issues.


Elevate legs: When possible, elevate the legs to reduce pressure on the veins and promote better blood flow.


Compression stockings: Consider wearing compression stockings, which can provide support to leg veins and reduce discomfort.


Sun protection: Use sunscreen to protect the skin from sun damage, which can weaken blood vessel walls.


Avoid prolonged sitting or standing: If your occupation involves long periods of sitting or standing, take breaks and move around to encourage circulation.


Gentle skincare: Be gentle with the skin, particularly in areas prone to broken capillaries. Avoid aggressive exfoliation and harsh skincare products.


Manage stress: Chronic stress can impact vascular health. Practice stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga.

Stay hydrated: Proper hydration supports overall vascular health and blood circulation.

Best treatments for veins and venules

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