I am a man in my late thirties. Spider veins have begun to appear on my face. Would it be in my best interest to get them removed now before they develop into something more serious?
Spider veins do tend to worsen, but do not develop into anything “serious”. The smaller they are the easier they are to remove, however the condition which causes them will still be present and they tend to recur. There are strategies to mitigate the speed of recurrence however. I usually advise patients they should treat the problem when it gets to the point that is bothers them enough to go through the expense, recovery and small risk of the procedure. Spider veins are usually easily treatable with a vascular laser done in the office with topical anesthesia.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham