Rosacea and Matting

Matting is the development of extremely fine networks of spider veins likely to occur on the face, as well as outer and inner thighs. Often, the cluster of tiny, almost microscopic spider veins may appear as a red or purple patch called blushing or matting (telangiectatic matting) that are mistaken for bruises, or very commonly on the face, called “rosacea” mistakenly. Unlike bruises, however, spider vein mattings do not fade
with time.

Matting is more common in people with extensive surface veins and in overweight people with poor muscle tone. It can be hormonally related, and also follow the surgical removal of varicose veins at puncture sites. It tends to occur with a genetic predisposition in very fair skinned individuals.

Sometimes this can be treated with very fine needle sclerotherapy, but often needs a skin laser to solve it, because the veins can be too small for even the smallest needle to enter it.
We will decide the best route of treatment after an evaluation in person to get you looking your best in no time.