Spider Veins - Discoloration
Spider Veins - Discoloration - What is it
Spider veins are small, red, purple and blue vessels that twist and turn. They develop more often in women than in men, are typically located on the legs and face and tend to increase with age.
Causes of Spider Veins include:
Occupations that involve long standing
Hormonal influences of pregnancy, puberty, and menopause
Birth control pills
Postmenopausal hormonal replacement
Most people want the veins removed for cosmetic reasons.
Nd-Yag laser device uses heat energy to selectively destroy spider veins. The basic advantage of this treatment is that no needles or sclerosing solutions are required; however, minor discomfort during each session may occur.