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By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: June 19, 2013
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Topical, plant-derived, spider vein skin treatment
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/086518
Publication date:June 13, 2013
Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
Disclosed herein is a composition that includes one or more of: Centella asiaclico, Vitis vinifera seed, magnolia bark, Camellia sinensis and/or dihydroxymethylchromone, and is used to treat telangiectasia. Telangiectasia is the dilatation of small blood vessels near the surface of a person's skin, visibly expressed as red, blue, purple or blotchy skin. In some instances, the dilated blood vessels appear in a branch-like, matting, linear or spider web-like pattern, thus commonly referred to as "spider veins." Current methods of treating spider veins include sclerotherapy, surgery, radiofrequency and laser ablation, which can cause damage to skin and often require professional assistance. In response, this combination of ingredients has been found to effectively treat telangiectasia or spider veins topically. In addition, the composition can moisturize the skin.