Therapy and treatment for Spider Veins

Appearance of Spider Veins

Spider veins are found in about 60% of all men and women between the ages of 20 to 29 years old. They are in no ways just a problem for older people. They appear mostly on the legs and generally cause no problems.

For Venous specialists the term spider veins are little veins in the skin that have broadened due to the loss of elasticity. They are filled with blood and therefore are visible through the skin as light red vascular branches, dark blue veins or red spots. They can also be a sign of deep rooted venous disease. This should be checked out before treatment by a venous specialist.

The cause is considered to be an inherited disposition. Other factors have that have influenced their development: Sunbathing, sauna, overweight, sitting or standing for long periods or the intake of hormones.

The first thing to mention is Movement. Particularly suitable is for example venous walking, swimming or bike riding - in other words everything that increases the blood flow. Under more intense strain i.e. sitting or standing for a long time, wearing a stocking or a light compression stocking.

Most often the sclerotherapy method is used, among professional it is called sclerosing. This involves a treatment that is generally performed on an outpatient basis and only takes 15 minutes. But it often requires several sessions (generally 3-4) to permanently remove the unattractive spider veins. Although the treatment only affects the uppermost skin surface, the patient only feels a small puncture on the skin. An anaesthetic is generally not necessary.