A great number of women (1 in 2) develop these ugly tiny veins or trichoid or linear vessels on the legs, even from adolescence. This does not mean that the problem is of no concern to the male sex.
Genetic predisposition is the commonest cause of their appearance but hormonal disorders (pregnancy, menopause), estrogen intake, pharmaceutical treatments, injuries (massage- blows), prolonged standing as well as sedentary life and excess weight and also the use of extremely hot water are other contributory factors which aggravate and increase the problem of their appearance.
Depending on their appearance they are characterized as dispersed, linear, arachnoid (spider), even dotted.
Intense dilated capillaries appear more than often in a radial form on ankles, calves and thighs in red or blue colour.
Until very recently they were treated by an injection therapy (sclerotherapy). Nowadays though, developed lasers exist which, through a selective photothermolytic process, break down this stagnant blood and then the body absorbs it through phagocytosis within a few sessions.
These developed, against dilated capillaries, lasers are applied according to the size and colour, act selectively and provide safety, deprived from substances, scars, bloodlessly and fast.