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AAD Addresses Cosmetic Aging and Potential Treatments

Posted: November 11, 2009

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Because UV exposure is a common trigger for rosacea, Jaliman stressed the importance of daily sunscreen use. With the introduction of new sheer sunscreens, Jaliman said that rosacea patients are more likely to use them because they are not greasy and are less likely to further irritate inflamed skin. “I find that the sunscreens that contain physical sunblocks, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, work best for rosacea patients rather than chemically based sunscreens.”

Leg veins can develop at any age

The appearance of two common types of leg veins—spider veins and varicose veins—can develop at almost any age. While they often appear over time and typically affect those who are older, Jaliman noted that even people in their 20s can get spider or varicose veins. While both types of leg veins are genetic, there are differences in who is more prone to them and how they are treated.

Spider veins, also referred to as roadmap veins, are very tiny superficial blood vessels that increase in size in time. Those who are more susceptible to spider veins include women, women who are pregnant, and people who are on their feet regularly in their jobs.

“While spider veins can be unattractive and cause embarrassment for people, they are not painful and are very treatable,” said  Jaliman. “Sclerotherapy, in which a sclerosing agent is injected into clusters of spider veins with very fine needles, is the gold standard for treating spider veins and dissolves the veins permanently in most cases in only two to three treatments. Lasers also are being used to treat spider veins, and your dermatologist will recommend the best treatment depending on the size of the vessels.”