While spider veins can be more common on the legs and extremities, these small disruptions of the capillaries can occur across the body. Although they are often just a function of lifestyle and genetics, they can sometimes be indicative of problems with circulation, although this is usually evidenced by other health symptoms. However, spider veins can be prominent blemishes for people of all ages, which also means that they can impact overall quality of life.
At Sutton Place Laser Vein Care, we have helped a number of clients that have see spider veins appear throughout the course of life. The discoloration that is so prevalent with spider veins is a factor of blood pooling in the broken capillaries and showing through the surface of the dermis. Since capillaries have exceedingly thin vessel walls, causes for the appearance of spider veins can include:
- High blood pressure
- Environmental changes including excessive heat or cold
- Prolonged sitting or standing
- Damage to the surface of the skin
All of these factors can influence the function of the capillaries, and as a result, bursting or distention can occur.
While spider veins along the legs may be concealed by clothing, these blemishes are not always limited to places that can be covered up. For many people, this can greatly impact the activities that they engage in, and may impede the lifestyle that they wish to lead. Considering an option such as sclerotherapy can be the first step to reclaiming control of life and being able to enjoy regular activities without the fear of spider veins showing.
This freedom can extend to everything from fashion choices to recreational activities, but contacting Sutton Place Laser Vein Care is a wise action for people who do not want to their lifestyle impacted by the appearance of spider veins. We can conduct a comprehensive examination and consultation with new clients to go over treatment options and outcomes that will work best for them. The result is still that spider vein removal can open up greater opportunities for enjoying life.