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Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. These super-fine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it. A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including weight gain, occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing, pregnancy, heredity, events that cause hormonal shifts and the use of certain medications.
They usually take on one of three basic patterns:
Varicose veins differ from spider veins in a number of ways. Varicose veins are larger - usually more than a quarter-inch in diameter, darker in colour and tend to bulge. They are also more likely to cause pain and be related to more serious vein disorders.
Typical Candidates for Sclerotherapy
Women of any age may be good candidates for treatment, but most will fall in the 30-to-60 category. In some , spider veins may become noticeable very early on - in the teen years. In others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their 40s.
Men who do have spider veins, but often do not consider them to be a cosmetic problem because the veins are concealed by hair growth on the leg. However, the treatment is just as effective for men.
Sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and your self confidence, but it's unrealistic to believe that every affected vein will disappear completely as a result of treatment. After each sclerotherapy session, the veins will appear lighter. Two or more sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results.
Sclerotherapy of spider veins is a relatively simple procedure that requires no anaesthesia. Most patients are pleased with the difference sclerotherapy makes. The skin of your legs will appear younger, clearer and more healthy-looking.
Although sclerotherapy will obliterate the noticeable veins, it is important to remember that treatment will not prevent new spider veins from emerging in the future. You may find that you need "touch-ups" or full treatments for new veins that surface.