Spider Veins

About half of women and 40 to 45 % of men have spider veins. Women are more likely to seek treatment for spider veins than men.

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Spider veins are very small varicose veins that usually appear on the legs or face. They occur when the tiny valves inside the veins stop working properly. Spider veins are either flat or slightly raised and are usually visible as red, blue, or purple networks or “webs” just under the surface of the skin. Only rarely do spider veins cause any pain or discomfort.

Treatment for spider veins

Smaller spider veins aren’t dangerous by themselves, but can be treated for cosmetic reasons. If spider veins exist with larger, twisted and visible varicose veins, this can indicate more serious vein disease that requires treatment.

The treatment of choice for spider veins is sclerotherapy. During sclerotherapy, a liquid or foam solution is injected directly into the damaged veins, causing them to permanently collapse and close. This does not cause any harm as the blood is re-routed by the body to other, healthier veins. Over time, the collapsed veins are absorbed by the body and fade away.

If your spider veins cause symptoms such as aching, burning, cramping or swelling, sclerotherapy should relieve those symptoms. Full results may take a few weeks or up to two months to take effect. You may need additional sclerotherapy treatments to treat all of your spider veins.

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