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Dilated blood vessels on the face and legs

They are an aesthetic problem for men as well as women and they appear as people get older, approximately around the age of 30/40.  However, they can appear much sooner, for example, during puberty.

This problem is often wrongly connected with bursting of veins and capillaries. If there was a real vein rupture, there would be bleeding beneath the skin resulting in a bruise.  In reality, the root of this problem lies somewhere else.  

A capillary that loses its elasticity (ability to tighten and stretch) for various reasons begins to widen over time and therefore, much more blood flows in it. At that moment, this invisible capillary becomes visible to the naked eye.

In this way, unsightly red capillaries or spider veins are created. Most often they occur on face (cheeks, nose, and chin) or on thighs, calves and ankles. 

There are many factors that can cause blood vessels to dilate; however, it is usually a combination of the following: genetics and hereditary predispositions, hot drinks or food, excessive sun exposure, bad life style and lack of movement, alcohol, smoking, obesity, stress, skin diseases (rosacea). Furthermore, the use of ointments containing hormones, uncomfortable shoes, too much pressure on legs and excessive sports activity, etc.

Blood vessels do not disappear spontaneously and without a proper therapy their number increases.

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A capillary that loses its elasticity (ability to tighten and stretch) for various reasons begins to widen over time and therefore, much more blood flows in it. At that moment, this invisible capillary becomes visible to the naked eye. In this way, unsightly red capillaries or spider veins are created. Most often they occur on face (cheeks, nose, and chin) or on thighs, calves and ankles.