What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are very small versions of Varicose Veins. They are thin, threadlike veins that lie close to the skin's surface and are commonly red or purple in appearance.
Spider veins can be hormonally induced and associated with pregnancy and menstruation.
Spider veins grow from reticular veins, also known as "feeder" veins. Feeder veins form a network of blue or green veins that can sometimes give a marbled appearance to the skin. They can be difficult to see in some people.
Spider Vein Treatment Options
For spider vein removal, the physicians and nurses of The Vein Clinics utilize a microinjection procedure called Sclerotherapy. They not only treat the unsightly surface spider veins, but also the feeder veins that actually cause them. Treating the feeder veins treats the source of the problem, lessening the chance of recurrence.
Many patients have a combination of both varicose veins and spider veins. While they may seek treatment for cosmetic improvement, most patients seek relief from pain.
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