What Causes Spider Veins - 1

Updated on: August 18, 2014
What causes spider veins? Spider veins are caused by hereditary, and while most often they are seen on the thigh or lower leg, they can materialize just about everyplace on the leg, from the uppermost area of the thigh to the ankle. From time to time, spider veins will appear on the face. Sclerotherapy is one option for the treatment of spider veins, which are small purple and red blood vessels. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure.

Causes for Spider Veins

• Heredity

• Pregnancy

• Hormonal Shifts

• Weight Gain

• Prolonged Standing

• Prolonged Sitting

• Taking certain Medications

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Before your sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins, your vein specialist will mark the veins that he or she is going to treat, while you are standing. If you have larger veins, they will be treated first. Your vein specialist will inject a sclerosing solution directly in the spider vein with a small needle. The solution will cause your vein to turn white, then, slowly but surely disappear. A normal Sclerotherapy treatment session lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. Injection sclerotherapy treatment may be a good option to surgery, provided that your venous system is not affected.

Benefits Include:

• No downtime-you can return to work right away as well as any normal activities, however you may be asked not to do any rigorous activities for 24 hours.

• Virtually painless.

• A safe, timely treatment.

There are numerous vein specialists in your area that can help you get rid of those unsightly spider veins. If you are experiencing problems with spider veins you can find a Vein Treatment Center in your area now.

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