Spider veins are small, weblike networks of damaged blood vessels that appear on the surface of skin. Spider veins can be blue, purple, or red. They typically appear on the legs and feet and may sometimes appear on the face. Spider veins are harmless and do not cause any pain but some people may want them removed for cosmetic reasons.
Causes of Spider veins
Spider veins can occur when the valves inside the veins stop working properly. If a vein weakens or becomes damaged, the blood may struggle to flow in the correct direction, and it can begin to pool inside the vein. This can cause the vein to expand and therefore become visible through the skin developing into spider veins.
Spider Veins removal
Although harmless, some patients may have them removed for cosmetic reasons. There are many effective treatments to remove spider veins:
If you have any concerns regarding spider veins, please call our offices for an appointment.