Are you embarrassed by your noticeable leg veins, forcing you to cover up even in hot weather?
Spider veins or varicose veins are unwanted blood vessels that have a red or bluish colour and appear on the surface of the body, particularly the legs and occasionally the face or elsewhere.
They may be visible as short, unconnected lines each about the size of a large hair. Sometimes they’re connected in a scraggly, sunburst pattern, or they may resemble a spider web or tree with branches. In some people, varicose veins and spider veins occur in a small area and are not particularly noticeable and in others, they may cover a large area of skin and be quite unsightly. At times varicose veins can appear raised above the surface of the skin and occur in association with spider veins.
Treatment of distressing veins
Though unwanted blood vessels do carry blood, the great majority, especially spider veins, are not necessary to the circulatory system. If their presence is distressing, they can be treated by injection of a solution that will cause them to disappear or at least become much smaller. The chance for a greatly improved appearance is about 80%, particularly if the physician is experienced in their treatment.
Laser genesis skin therapy
Spider veins and varicose veins occur in both men and women, but more frequently in women.
The hormone oestrogen sometimes pays a role in their development due to puberty, birth control pills or pregnancy. They may also occur after a blow to a certain area of the body or as a result of wearing tight hosiery.
When they occur on the face, spider veins may be related to chronic sun exposure. They tend to occur on either the nose or the cheeks of fair skinned persons. To learn more about treating Varicose/ Spider Veins read our FAQS below.