Spider veins are different than varicose veins in that they are usually small, red, and do not protrude from the skin like varicose veins do. Even though they may not be as noticeable as varicose veins, they can be extremely embarrassing and a detriment to your quality of life if you are nervous about showing your legs in public because of them. You deserve to be confident when you are out and about. In this blog, we are going to go over spider veins and how you can treat them.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider Veins are groups of small damaged blood vessels. They can be blue, red, or purple and branch out, like tree branches. There are not many physical symptoms associated with spider veins. The majority of complaints from patients tend to be cosmetic, as they can be embarrassing for people with fair skin, where the veins are more noticeable.
Causes of Spider Veins
The causes of spider veins are mainly from things that are out of your control like hormonal changes, genetic syndromes, connective tissue diseases, and injury or trauma. However, some things can put you at a higher risk of experiencing problems with spider veins.
These things include:
- Standing or sitting for extended periods
- Having a close family member who suffers from spider veins
- Hormonal birth control
- Overexposure to the sun
Spider Vein Treatment
You can treat spider veins either by changing your overall lifestyle habits or clinically treating them with a doctor. Clinical ways to treat spider veins include sclerotherapy and Endovenous laser treatment. Sclerotherapy is an extremely popular treatment method for varicose and spider veins that works by injecting a chemical solution directly into the veins themselves. Endovenous laser treatment works by using heat from a laser to lessen the appearance of varicose or spider veins.
Get Your Spider Vein Treatment With Us
If you are struggling with spider veins and want to get rid of them, the Metropolitan Vascular Institute is here to help. The providers are the Metropolitan Vascular Institute have the experience and expertise to provide you with world-class treatments for your spider veins. Contact us at (301) 374-8540 or visit us online at teammvi.net to schedule your consultation.