Spider veins are a health and cosmetic issue. Spider veins are unattractive. They have an unnatural blue, red, or purple appearance. Spider veins can appear on just about any part of the body, but they are most commonly seen on the thighs and ankles. Both men and women can be affected by spider veins. In times past, there were very few treatment options available to address spider veins. The options that were available required invasive surgery and produced results that were not always predictable. Now, men and women battling with spider veins benefit from sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that has helped many individuals suffering with spider veins by making their spider veins all but disappear.
There are a number of reasons why you may develop spider veins. Some women develop spider veins as a result of normal hormonal shifts. Others develop spider veins as a result of pregnancy, heredity, or changes in their occupation.
Spider veins usually take on one of three patterns. They may look like a spider web, they may look like tree branches, or they may be thin linear lines. Spider veins are a lot smaller than varicose veins. Varicose veins are thick, they have a dark color, and they bulge. Varicose veins can cause pain and are often connected with serious health conditions.
As mentioned earlier, men can develop spider veins. However, spider veins in men are not as common as they are in women. When a man does develop spider veins, most do not think of them as a cosmetic problem because they usually have hair growth on their legs that hide the spider veins. That being said, if a man is concerned about the appearance of spider veins on their legs, they can talk to our cosmetic professional and see if sclerotherapy is the right treatment for them.