What are spider veins and why are they treated?
Spider veins are the small unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles and also on the nose or face, formed by the increased pressure to the veins, due to
- Pregnancy and other events that cause hormonal shifts
- Weight gain
- Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
- The use of certain medications.
They are treated to collapse the veins and fade them from view.