Veins today can be diagnosed with an in-person consultation, or detected through this online questionnaire. The good news is treatment options have advanced considerably and can be treated or removed quickly, with minimal discomfort, in a doctor’s office. There is no need for hospitalization and the recovery time is measured in minutes, not weeks. Almost immediately, you will be able to do all the things you did before you developed varicose veins.
Veins are notorious for taking away the beauty and appearance of your legs. Perhaps more importantly, varicose veins produce significant symptoms and can later lead to serious medical conditions.
SPIDER VEINS (venous telengiectasias) are smaller than varicose veins and are red and/or blue in color. These problem veins reside closer to the surface of the skin than do varicose veins. Spider veins are short, thin, jagged lines that look like tree branches or the lines in a spider’s web. These veins are mostly found on the thighs, ankles, and feet, but can also appear on the face. Spider veins are very noticeable in fair-skinned or pale-skinned individuals and for many are a serious cosmetic skin blemish.