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Leg spider veins are small, thin veins that appear close to the skin's surface. They are usually red, blue, or purple and can be seen through the skin.
About Leg Spider Veins
Spider veins are most common on the legs and feet but can also occur on the face and other body parts. While they are typically harmless, spider veins can be a cosmetic concern for many people. Several factors can contribute to the development of spider veins, including pregnancy, menopause, obesity, and sitting or standing for long periods of time. In some cases, spider veins may also be hereditary.
If you are concerned about spider veins, several treatment options are available. Book a consult to discuss which treatment option is right for you.
Symptoms of Spider Leg Veins
Although often considered a cosmetic issue, spider leg veins can be a sign of underlying health problems. These veins are usually small and branch-like, and they can occur in any area of the body. While they can occur in people of any age, they are more common in older adults. Spider leg veins are typically harmless and do not cause pain or discomfort. However, some people may experience swelling, itching, or burning sensations. In rare cases, spider leg veins can lead to more serious health problems such as blood clots.
- Visible veins in the legs
- Swelling, itching or burning
- A dry skin surface on the vein
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Leg Spider Veins Causes
You’re at risk of developing spider veins if you…
- Are an older woman
- Have a family history
- Are pregnant
- Are overweight
- Spend long periods sitting or standing
Leg Spider Vein Treatment Options
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
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The Different Stages of Spider Veins on the Legs
Spider veins are most common on the legs and can vary in colour from red to blue. Spider veins typically develop in stages. In the early stages, tiny spider veins may be barely visible and cause no symptoms. However, as they become more pronounced, they can cause aching, heaviness, burning, or itching. While spider veins are usually harmless, some people may seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.
The third and final stage is when a varicose vein develops. This is when small varicose veins become enlarged and distended, causing bulging on the skin’s surface.