Are you bothered by unsightly “spider veins” on your legs? Are you self-conscious about wearing outfits that show your legs? Well fortunately, there is a solution to these spider leg veins that can help you feel comfortable wearing whatever you want to show off your legs! It’s a procedure called sclerotherapy that we can perform for you right here at Advanced Skin Care and Dermatology Physicians. Sclerotherapy is a means of obliterating those tiny, pesky blue veins that cover your legs. Spider veins come in a range of shapes and colors. They may show up as red, matted-looking string-like vessels or blue, lumpy-looking vessels. There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of spider veins. Here are some of the most common associations:
- Having a job where you have to stand on your feet a lot
- Hormonal changes such as pregnancy, oral contraceptives or menopause
- Genetics – if people in your family have them, you are at higher risk of getting them!