A wide range of treatments are available, from minimally invasive laser therapy to surgical removal of larger varicosities.
Do I have to limit any activity after the treatment?
Walking is highly recommended soon after the procedure. But any high activity sports should be avoided for the first 2-3 days.
Is there any harm in removing spider veins?
Spider veins have no function and removing does no harm. The only reason they are removed is because of their unsightly cosmetic.
Can spider veins cause leg swelling or pain?
Spider veins are minute veins and thread like. They are only of a cosmetic nuisance. They do not cause pain, leg swelling or fatigue. In any individual who has these symptoms, the spider veins are not the cause of the problem.
Who is affected by varicose veins and spider veins?
Varicose veins and spider veins develop more often in women than in men. They increase in frequency with age. An estimated 30 to 60 percent of adults have varicose or spider veins. A number of factors predispose a person to varicose and spider veins. These include: HeredityOccupations that involve a lot of standing (such as nursing, hair styling, teaching and working in a factory.)ObesityHormonal influences during pregnancyThe use of birth control pillsPost-menopausal hormonal replacementA history of blood clotsConditions that cause increase intra-abdominal pressure, including tumors, constipation and externally worn garments like girdlesOther reported causes include topical steroids, trauma or injury to the skin, previous venous surgery and exposure to ultraviolet rays.