Many a sufferer will be pleased to know that Lasermed provides effective treatments for spider angiomas.
pesky lesions usually appear on the neck, upper trunk, ear, legs, forearms, face
(below the eyes and over cheekbones), on the back of hands and the fingers. Actually,
you may observe single or multiple lesions measuring between 1 – 10 mm.
What it looks like
Of note is that a spider angioma appears as a cluster of small dilated blood vessels close to skin’s surface. Indeed, it earned the name because it looks like a spider’s web with a central spot. Dermatologists also call this type of telangiectasis spider naevus, nevus araneus and vascular spider .
Likely causes are hormonal fluctuations, underlying medical conditions such as hepatic diseases, excessive sun exposure and severe injuries. In some cases, this condition also appears during pregnancy because of high estrogen levels. The intake of oral contraceptives is also a probable cause. As a matter of fact, it presents in around 10–15% of healthy adults and young children.
Seek medical help
it’s usually a benign condition, it may sometimes cause pain and discomfort. That’s
why it’s important to seek medical help.
left unattended, you may experience aching or burning around the lesion –
especially if it’s on the leg. Sometimes the condition may also cause bleeding.
Which is why it’s best to undergo suitable treatments.
According to Lasermed’s Alta van der Merwe, they use both Intense Pulse Laser (IPL), as well as the Vascular Laser as treatments for spider angiomas. A single treatment takes less than five minutes. “But do consult a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. And then, we look forward to treating you,” she said.