Do you have unsightly veins on your legs, but you’re not quite sure if they are spider veins. It’s best to have an evaluation done by a specialist if you have concerns about how your veins look or feel. It’s also very helpful to know what the symptoms of spider veins are, so that you can catch them early and get treatment before they cause major issues.
Spider Veins – What are they?
Spider veins, known medically as telangiectasias are tiny threadlike red, purple, or blue veins that are the result of enlarged veins in the skin. They usually form because of extra pressure on the veins, which causes them to expand. Genetics, hormone fluctuations, pregnancy, obesity, and sitting or standing for long periods, are a few of the factors that can put people at risk for spider veins.
What are symptoms of spider veins?
Although spider veins are typically merely a cosmetic issue, they can sometimes be an indication of an underlying venous disease that needs prompt attention. However, when spider veins alone are present, this is not normally a signal of venous disease.
Spider veins can be seen just below the surface of the skin, and are usually found on the thighs, calves, and ankles, but can also be seen on the face and chest. Itching near the veins, burning and throbbing, are other symptoms of spider veins.
There are several treatments available for spider veins including laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and Vein Gogh.
Are you ready to have your spider veins checked? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Kansas City, Leawood, and Overland Park, KS areas, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.premierveinandbody.com, or by calling (913) 586-2363.