Spider veins are small, damaged veins that appear on the surface of the legs or face. Spider veins get their name from the shape of the discolorations spread on the body, and they are most common on the thighs, ankles and calves.
Men and women of all ages can develop spider veins, and they are usually herditary. Becoming pregnant or sudden lifestyle changes may also affect the chance of developing spider veins. People who stand for long periods of time are also at a higher risk.
Spider veins are not normally painfull, but patients often seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.
Support stockings may decrease the size of existing spider veins and help to prevent new ones. However, minimally invasive options are avaible.
- Laser Treatment Therapy
- Sclerotherapy (flushing a salt solutions throught the veins)