Spider veins and varicose veins are common conditions that cause blood vessels to take on an especially noticeable appearance. Spider veins are typically red, purple, or blue and tend to appear on the legs or the face. Varicose veins are larger, raised vessels that can develop on the legs. While spider veins are considered more of a cosmetic concern, varicose veins can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including swelling, aching, throbbing, and restless legs.
Both types of veins are linked to causes including genetics, obesity, hormones, and excessive periods of standing, such as with certain occupations. Women are more prone to developing both spider and varicose veins. Even when these vascular conditions produce minimal discomfort, many people are unhappy with how they look and often try to conceal them.
If you struggle with spider or varicose veins, our team at the Dermlounge offers laser vein removal that may help you reduce, if not completely eliminate, your condition. To learn if you are a good candidate, please contact us to schedule your consultation!