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As you dress for Halloween and look in the mirror, will you apply extra makeup to cover up spider veins? There is no reason to be spooked. Spider veins are common – and easily swept away.
Spider veins might be scary but it’s not because they are harmful themselves; they are considered a cosmetic issue, not a medical condition. Spider veins often show themselves on your face, legs or chest as a “web” of small red, blue or purple thread-like lines just under the surface of the skin. They are veins that no longer serve to move blood back toward your heart. Most spider veins appear between the ages of 18 and 35 and they may be hereditary or may result from a problem in the circulatory system.
While there is no magic potion to make them vanish, a doctor who specializes in treatment of veins can give you information to help you decide how to deal with them. Most often, a few sclerotherapy sessions will make your spider veins disappear like — well, like magic.
Contact the Vein Institute of Connecticut today to learn more about spider veins and how to treat them.