Welcome to the Amarillo Laser & Vein Clinic, the Panhandle's clinic for varicose vein and spider vein treatment, laser hair removal, acne and wart treatment, and collagen remodeling.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small red, blue or purple veins that appear near the surface of the skin. Spider veins are common on the thighs, calves and ankles. It's estimated that at least 30 percent of the adult female population is troubled with this common problem. People often seek treatment for spider veins because of cosmetic concern. However, it is also common for spider veins to cause symptoms, such as aching, heaviness, itching and cramps.
Spider veins may be isolated or associated with larger underlying varicose veins. Certain factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity, pregnancy, hormonal factors, weight gain, occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing, and trauma.
Do lifestyle factors contribute to the development of spider veins or varicose veins?
Yes. There are many factors in our everyday lives that can lead to increased spider veins. These include prolonged standing or sitting, binding clothing, chronic constipation, birth control pills/estrogen replacement therapy, high-heeled shoes, menstrual cycle, obesity, number of pregnancies, and heat.
How can the development of spider veins be prevented?
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