Varicose & Spider Veins

Having spider or varicose veins can affect more than your appearance. These veins can cause serious discomfort. Some varicose veins put you at risk for a complication like a blood clot or open sores on your legs.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Many people with varicose veins complain of pain, described as an aching or cramping in the legs. Other common symptoms include tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling, or heaviness in the legs. Pain from these veins is usually relieved by elevating the legs or by wearing support hose.

In women, symptoms may be worse during certain parts of the menstrual cycle or during pregnancy. Less common is swelling, ulcers and a darkening of the skin, especially in the ankle region. Occasionally, varicose veins can form a painful blood clot with inflammation of the vein, a condition called thrombophlebitis.

Causes of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

A number of factors predispose a person to varicose veins and spider veins. These include:

  1. Heredity
  2. Occupations that involve a lot of standing, such as nurses, hair stylists, teachers, and factory workers
  3. Obesity
  4. Hormonal influences of pregnancy, puberty, and menopause
  5. The use of birth control pills
  6. Postmenopausal hormonal replacement
  7. A history of blood clots
  8. Conditions that cause increased pressure in the abdomen, such as tumors, constipation, and externally worn garments like girdles.

Get rid of it at Silk Clinics by:

  1. Sclerotherapy :

    This is the most common treatment for leg veins. Over the years, dermatologists have improved sclerotherapy to make it safer and give patients better results. Today, dermatologists use it to treat spider and small varicose veins.

  2. Laser treatment :

    Dermatologists use lasers to treat spider veins and small varicose veins. During laser treatment, your dermatologist directs the laser light at the vein.

    Small spider veins may disappear immediately after treatment. Larger spider veins and varicose veins will darken, and you’ll likely see them for 1 to 3 months before they disappear. To get complete clearing, you may need 3 or more treatments.