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The formation of spider veins on the legs is quite normal.However, many people find them embarrassing and are reluctant to expose them to the scrutiny of others.The scientific name for them is telangiectasias.Spider veins are characterized by the appearance of clusters on tiny blood vessels that form close to the skin’s surface.They get their name from the fact that the vein clusters have the appearance of a spider’s web.


Varicose veins are typically located on the backside of the calves or the ankles.They are abnormally enlarged veins that bulge and appear to be twisted.Unlike spider veins, varicose veins reach beyond the skin’s surface.The people who get varicose veins tend to be those who spend a lot of time on their feet.
Both spider veins and varicose veins are caused by an abnormality in the structure of the blood vessels.The valves that control blood flow are defective, and this creates a pooling of blood that places great pressure on the vessel walls, causing them to swell.


The treatment of varicose veins and spider veins need not involve painful surgery as there are several other interventions you can try.At a spa such as Bella Sana, you can have expert treatment that reduces the appearance of these conditions.


Spider veins treatment options include laser therapy and sclerotherapy.The advantage of spider veins is that they are close to the surface, which makes laser treatment a very viable option.The laser seeks out the blood’s hemoglobin, present in its red blood cells.The heat from the laser destroys the blood vessel without doing too much harm to the surrounding skin and tissue.


Varicose vein removal is not as easy and painless as spider veins treatments.This is where sclerotherapy is the most effective.During this treatment, chemicals are injected into the varicose veins to destroy the blood vessel.There is a significantly greater risk involved with sclerotherapy than with laser treatment.However, laser treatment does not always produce the desired result, but given the fact that it is safer, it might be worth a try.
 

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