Spider veins affect nearly half of women from ages 40 to 50. Spider veins are even more common among women aged 60 to 70. Men can also get this vein disease as well. It is normal to experience no symptoms with spider veins, but it is important to get evaluated by a professional and see if Sclerotherapy is right for you.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are essentially twisted blood vessels that form a spider web pattern, as the name suggests. Spider veins range in a variety of colors, including red, purple, and blue being the most common. Spider veins are very noticeable against the skin as they are sometimes slightly raised above the skin and feel a little bumpy.
As we age, the tissue and muscles that help push blood through our veins begin to weaken, and this can lead to spider veins. The dark color of the veins can make them visible on the surface of the skin, as it is deoxygenated blood going to the heart.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins are caused by weakened veins that come with aging or diseases and injury. These veins push deoxygenated blood to the heart, and when they weaken, the blood can backflow and form pools of blood within the veins. As the blood continues to pool up, pressure builds, and the vein walls become swollen. This eventually leads to the formation of spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is the most common medical treatment for spider veins, as it also yields the best results. Sclerotherapy is the use of injecting a safe solution into the vein to shut off the vein walls and then divert the backed-up blood into other healthy veins. That blood is then transported to the heart.
Laser treatment is also effective in shrinking spider veins and getting rid of facial spider veins. A light is passed over the veins, which heats them up and causes them to fade away or even disappear.
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