What are spider veins or varicose veins?
Spider veins, which are sometimes also called spider angioma, are red, blue, or purplish veins that form a lattice like pattern that is visible at the surface of the skin. Their unsightly appearance drives many to seek treatment to get rid of spider veins
Spider veins are due to a condition known as venous reflux or insufficiency which prevents blood from flowing freely through the veins. Rather it pools, forming unsightly patches of veins that may have a tree branch pattern. Spider veins are not medically dangerous. However, their unattractive appearance prompts many to search high and low for a remedy to get rid of spider veins.
Causes of spider veins
Spider veins tend to occur in adults rather than in younger individuals so older individuals tend to be more concerned with trying to get rid of spider veins. Spider veins may run in the family, so if a relative has spider veins it is likely you may develop spider veins as well and you may want to consider taking steps to help get rid of spider veins. Hormonal changes, particularly in the level of estrogen, may also trigger the appearance of spider veins, prompting those undergoing these changes to seek ways to get rid of spider veins. Standing for long periods at a time has also been found to be associated with spider veins. If you suffer from any of the factors mentioned here, you may need to consider steps to obtain spider vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy is currently the gold standard for the treatment of fine and superficial leg veins, and is an effective way to eliminate them. This procedure, performed only by physicians or physician assistants, involves the injection of a natrally occurring chemical into the vein, which causes it to collapse upon itself.
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