Developing and Treating Spider Veins

Spider veins are veins that develop slightly under the surface of the skin where they are easily seen. The veins are made of small blood vessels and capillaries that are no bigger than 1mm to 3mm in diameter. These veins are not restricted to one area of the body and can easily develop anywhere. The most common area where they develop is on the legs and ankles. The second most common area where they are found is the face around the chin and nose. Over time, spider veins grow and can stimulate discomfort in the legs. This discomfort has been described as a feeling of heaviness, itchiness, and cramps. They will look like fine red, purple, and blue lines that can be seen through the skin. These lines usually form in the shapes of a starburst or clusters, which resemble a spider's web. This similarity resulted in the name spider veins.

They afflict women for the most part, but they can also be found in men. There are several different factors that can cause or contribute to the development of spider veins including heredity, age, gender, pregnancy, and lifestyle. Heredity refers to whether or not spider veins are commonly found in the family history of a person. If spider veins have been present for generations in a family, it is very likely that this person will also develop them.

Spider veins may begin to appear between the ages of 18 and 35, but they will reach their peak between ages 50 and 60. As stated previously, they are generally found in women. One reason for this is that the hormones released during pregnancy can weaken the normal vein walls. In addition, there is an increase in blood pressure on the veins throughout pregnancy. This distends the veins. However, spider veins developed during pregnancy usually disappear after a while. Lifestyle also has a big impact on how many spider veins a person may have.

A person who sits or stands for long amounts of time or who wears binding clothing may also experience development of them. There are many things that can contribute to the development of spider veins.

Spider veins are also known by more scientific names such as Telangiectasias. Due to a similar look, spider veins are often confused with varicose veins. Although they are not the same, both of the veins can develop from damaged valves. When a valve is damages, the blood flow is either stopped which exerts increasing pressure on the vein, or the vein develops branched capillaries, known as spider veins.

The most common type of treatment for them is laser surgery or application of a spider vein cream. Lasers will cut of blood supply to the damaged valve or vein branch or they will burn smaller veins completely away. Spider skin products usually employ Vitamin K. This vitamin has been proven to heal and strengthen vein walls and help mask the appearance of spider veins when it is used for several months.

The best time to start using this product is the winter because you will have enough time to start using the product and receiving results that you will not be too embarrassed during the summer. They develop in the legs because the legs do a lot of work for us. They hold our weight and travel everywhere. Due to this hard work of carrying ourselves around for years, the legs finally give in and start falling apart on the inside. The veins near the bottom of the leg start to collapse allowing blood to escape and blood clots to form. As this happens, the veins rise closer to the skin so that they are more visible. Although these veins are unfortunate defect, they do not have to be left untreated anymore.

The modern technology that rules our world provides many opportunities to have these disease cared for. In addition to laser treatment and creams, sclerotherapy is also becoming more popular. Sclerotherapy involves an injection into the vein that is known as fibrosis and can cause the vein to disappear. There is relatively no risk or bodily harm involved in the procedure of missing a tooth. If you are considering getting treatment for your spider veins, make sure you ask your doctor which method of treatment would be the best for you. After you undergo the procedure and remove spider veins, you will feel more confidence and find more success.

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