Spider Vein Treatments And What To Expect

Spider Veins - Treatment by Vein Specialists of PittsburghSpider veins are red, blue, purple, or pinkish lines which can be seen on the outer part of the skin in a spider-leg arrangement. The actual structure you are seeing is a vessel called capillaries or small veins (venules) which have become larger than structurally designed and become apparent on the skin.

Can Spider Veins be a Sign of Something Else?

Treatment for Spider Veins Symptoms

Visible spider veins may just be the first sign of a deeper problem. Often spider veins can be a sign of venous insufficiency and reflux in the larger veins towards the surface of the skin known as superficial veins or perforators (veins that connect the superficial veins to the deep veins).

Varicose veins are often symptomatic and, when they are bulging, a rope like appearance can be noted. 

Symptoms include: swelling, redness, aching, heaviness, inability to exercise, pain or tenderness along the vein, itching, burning, restless legs, changes in skin, and decreased sensation of touch.

If you have concerns it is always best to consult with your physician.

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