Blood Vessel Disorders
The blood supply in the skin (cutaneous blood supply) is delivered by an interconnecting network of small arteries (arterioles), veins (venules), and tiny vessels called capillaries that connect the arterioles to the venules. In the embryo, certain cells are responsible for stimulating blood vessel development. Simple tubelike blood vessels form first and then develop fully through the process called angiogenesis. The vasculature, or blood vessel network, is the first organ to begin developing in the embryo. Development of the vascular system continues until adulthood. Some blood vessel disorders are the result of the overproduction of blood vessel cells. Disorders involving blood vessels include angiomas (spider veins), varicose veins (leg veins), and telangectasias. Depending on the type and size of your blood vessels, treatment options include laser therapy (we have several lasers to treat this!) and injectable sclerotherapy.
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