Spider naevi (Naevus araneus)
What causes spider naevi
Spider naevi usually are caused by harmless dermal vascularisation. However, the phenomenon might also be related to conditions like liver cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis or appear in the age of puberty or during pregnancy. Perfectly healthy people can also suffer from spider naevi. It is thus not inappropriate to draw the conclusion of possibly suffering from a health problem when you discover them. We recommend consulting your doctor instead.
How to remove spider naevi
For most of the people affected, spider naevi are an aesthetic problem. In most of all cases, this can easily be solved by laser treatment. Nevertheless, we recommend having spider naevi examined before they are being removed.