Spider veins and varicose veins are very common diseases that can cause a lot of concern to those affected. They usually don’t have any medical problems unless they become serious with complications. However, the appearance of these raised and visible veins can be very unattractive, and varicose veins in particular can be painful.
These two conditions are caused by a weakening of the venous wall caused by excessive blood flow, weight, hormones and environmental factors such as constant exposure to the sun. If the vein’s valves are damaged, they cannot prevent blood from flowing back to the heart. Blood collects in the vein and becomes swollen and visible through the skin.
Spider veins and varicose veins are basically the same thing, but a varicose vein is larger. Spider veins look like a network of tiny blue and red veins reminiscent of a spider web. They are often found on the face, especially around the nose and cheeks. Varicose veins are most common in the legs where the pressure is highest, but they can be found all over the body. Severe cases of varicose veins look like plump areas across the legs and can even lead to ulcers and other complications if left untreated.
The main treatment options for varicose veins and varicose veins are to remove or damage them so that blood cannot flow through the vein and they become invisible. This can be done surgically by removing larger veins or by using a laser or by injecting a chemical that causes the vein wall to collapse and collapse.