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What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins (also called telangiectasias) are clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin. They are often red, blue, or purple; and they have the appearance of a spider web. They are commonly found on the face and legs.

What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins occur when blood pools in veins near the surface of the skin. They can be caused by heredity, obesity, trauma, and fluctuations in hormone levels, menopause and birth control pills. In many cases, the exact cause is not known. They tend to become more numerous with age, and are common among people over 30 and in pregnant women. If you have a job or lifestyle that entails standing for long hours may contribute or exacerbate the spider veins.

What Are Symptoms Of Spider Veins?

  • Appearance : Small, Thread-Like; Color Varies From Red To Blue
  • Location : Usually Leg Veins, Sometimes Chest, Facial Or Hand Veins
  • Severity : Can Vary From Cosmetic To Symptomatic Affecting One’s Quality Of Life
  • Discomfort: May Cause Discomfort Dull Aching Or Burning Sensation, Skin May Darken

Treatment Of Spider Veins

Outpatient visit to VEINCURE CLINIC with quick and effective treatment and diagnosis to treat the spider veins and its root cause.

Some of our patients seek treatment for cosmetic reasons while others for the treatment of the symptoms such as pain and heaviness in legs. Whatever the reasons the good news is that spider veins and the underlying cause is treatable.

Our comprehensive approach at VEINCURE CLINIC, handle the entirety of vein disease and the underlying cause – not just the symptoms.

There are two main treatments of spider veins – sclerotherapy and Laser. Both are quick, minimally invasive and require no hospitalization.

Lifestyle change, regular exercise, weight loss, wearing compression stockings can help in reducing symptoms and prevention of progress.

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