Leg spider veins get their name from the web of red or blue veins that often start to spread across your legs as you age. They’re dilated superficial blood vessels like varicose veins, but smaller and closer to the skin. Leg spider veins are caused by increased pressure in the vein. Anyone can get spider veins or varicose veins, but women are twice as susceptible as men.
CAUSES OF LEG SPIDER VEINS
The problem is also more common in people with jobs that keep them stand for a long time on their feet, such as nurses and teachers. Other factors that may contribute include aging, obesity, pregnancy, prior trauma, or surgery to the leg and a genetic predisposition.
LEG SPIDER VEINS TREATMENT
Laser IPL leg spider vein removal can treat up to 1.5 mm vein size. The laser or IPL light pulses produce photo thermal effect which cuts the broken spider vein blood supply, destroying capillary walls, so those broken spider veins become dead cells, your body’s natural lympathic system will drain out those dead cells.
PREVENTION OF LEG SPIDER VEINS
Leg spider veins are mainly a cosmetic issue and not harmful. But if you are concerned about the appearance of your legs with spider vein, Premier Laser & Skin Clinic can offer very effective and safe solution to remove spider vein with our latest generation laser technology.
SYMPTOMS OF LEG SPIDER VEINS
In addition to the appearance of a patchwork of red and blue veins that you can see through the skin, people with spider veins may also experience swelling in the legs and a feeling of heaviness and tiredness in the legs.