Spider Veins

Spider Veins Maryland

Did you know that approximately 80% of men and women have venous issues? With that high of a rate, it’s important to know exactly what spider veins are and how to treat them.

Keep reading to learn all about leg veins in Maryland.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins refer to the small purple, red or blue colored visible veins on the body.

These veins occur as a result of the circulatory systems in the body.

These veins are flat against the skin and typically occur on the legs or the face.

What Causes Them?

Spider veins are typically related to an insufficiency.

However, there are other risk factors that have been found to be associated with these leg veins. Here are a few of the most common risk factors:

  1. You are overweight.

If you are obese or overweight, your veins may be straining to hold the extra weight which can lead to insufficiencies in your veins.

  • UV exposure.

If you are in the sun often, you may be encouraging the production of collagen which can worsen the signs of spider veins.

  • You are pregnant.

The extra blood pumping through your system when you are pregnant can result in more pressure in your veins, thus causing these blue and purple veins.

How to Identify Spider Veins

They are typically identified by their web-like appearance on the ankles, thighs, face or calves.

Some people also experience slight pain, or burning along with the visible signs of leg veins.

Treating These Leg Veins

If you believe you might have these common vein issues, it is important to discuss your treatment options with your local vein specialist.

Many specialists will recommend sclerotherapy treatment to clear up your issue.

Similarly, many specialists may decide to treat your leg veins with laser therapy instead.

Learn More About Vein Treatments

The first step to treating spider veins is to find a specialist who you can trust.

The Vein Center of Maryland has the board certified and highly trained vein specialists who can walk you through all of your options. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation by calling (410)970-2314.