Spider veins are small blood vessels that are visible through the skin and form a spider web pattern. They often appear on the face or legs and can be red, blue, or violet in color. Meanwhile, varicose veins are large bluish blood vessels that bulge out of the skin and are usually found on the legs. While both of these problems are generally painless, they can be visually unappealing. Varicose veins can also lead to aching or cramping and may even result in skin ulceration later on.
What Causes It?
Spider veins and varicose veins can affect anyone. They appear twice as often in women than in men, though. These are also more common in individuals whose jobs require them to stand most of the time, such as teachers or nurses. Age, obesity, pregnancy, prior trauma or leg surgery, and genetics can also influence the probability of spider veins and varicose veins.
What You Can Do
Support stockings are a common treatment for spider veins and varicose veins, improving blood circulation in the legs. However, Skin MD also offers a more lasting solution, which is sclerotherapy. This medical dermatology procedure shrinks swollen blood vessels, restoring clear and smooth skin.
Consult with our experts today to find out more about how we can help you deal with swollen, unsightly veins and regain your confidence.
No More Bulging Veins on Your Legs
Spider veins and varicose veins can make you feel uneasy about putting on your favorite outfits. But with expert help from Skin MD’s board-certified dermatologists, any discomfort will disappear. You can look and feel great whether you’re in shorts at the beach or in a skirt for an important event.