What are Spider Veins?

what are spider veins

Spider veins are enlarged, non-bulging veins on the skin surface that appear purple, red, or blue. They are unsightly and commonly found on the legs, though they can also appear on your face and other parts of the body. They are much more common than varicose veins and often co-exist with varicose veins. Spider vein disease is typically a cosmetic issue that is not covered by insurance, but if you also have vein disease symptoms a vein ultrasound exam is usually recommended to properly treat your vein problem. If you have symptoms, then an ultrasound exam is almost always covered by your insurance. Spider Vein procedures usually only cost a few hundreds dollars.

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that was developed to eliminate varicose and spider veins. Both of the primary approaches to sclerotherapy involve the injection of a salt-like solution into the vein using a fine needle. The solution collapses the targeted vein and forces it to be absorbed into the body over time. As a result, blood flow is naturally redirected by the body to other, healthier veins.

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