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What are Spider Veins?

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Spider veins are very tiny blood vessels that often appear under the skin’s surface in the thighs, calves and ankles. Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia or venulectasias, are similar to varicose veins but smaller. They are red, blue or purple in color and very visible near the skin’s surface. Not only are these veins dark and protruding in appearance, but they create a problem in blood circulation. Spider veins take the shape of a spider web or branches of a tree, which explains its name.

Spider veins are more common in women than in men. Surveys show that at least one third of the female population is affected by it at some point in their lives. Since it’s so unsightly and embarrassing in appearance, most women stop wearing clothes that expose their legs. These veins become more visible during pregnancy, with hormonal changes, age, weight gain, or extended periods of sitting, standing or even trauma. Sun exposure, specifically in fair-skinned people and injuries to the skin’s surface also intensifies the occurrence of these unsightly veins.

When spider veins occur during pregnancy and menstruation, they can sometimes cover a larger area of the skin and make people depend on cosmetic treatment. According to some physicians, exercise, weight loss and wearing flat shoes can reduce spider veins and can also minimize minor pain, aches, itching, heaviness, and night cramps due to stagnant blood accumulating in these veins.

Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins. Once injected, the blood is re-directed into healthy veins around the affected area which makes the veins smaller. The veins then slowly disappear. While this treatment will permanently kill the spider veins and prevent them from coming back, there’s also nothing we can do to prevent our body from forming new spider veins because it’s mostly hereditary. This treatment is very effective and takes an average of eight weeks to see clear results. Larger veins may take a few more weeks to disappear.

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