spider vein

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spider vein

n.
A small, dilated vein visible just beneath the skin.
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Our cosmetic procedures include Visual Sclerotherapy, which is the gold standard treatment for spider veins, and VeinGoghTM, which is an immediately effective treatment for facial veins.
Spider veins are smaller, red, purple and blue vessels that are easily visible though less prominent than varicose veins and often appear on the legs and face.
A: Spider veins are tiny blood vessels close to the surface of the skin.
The women included in the study had each developed varicose and spider veins during their second pregnancy and began treatment within four to eight weeks after giving birth or after conclusion of breastfeeding and without interference of hormonal treatments.
A: Spider veins are tiny, thin veins that can be seen very close to the skin's surface caused by pooling blood.
Spider veins may be removed by a cosmetic procedure, but larger varicose veins are a more serious problem requiring medical treatment (surgery, modern endovenous catheter therapy etc.
Because varicose and spider veins are congested with blood, they really aren't doing their job anymore.
If those valves don't work properly, then blood can leak down and pool; that pooling of blood, over time, causes veins to enlarge to become spider veins and varicose veins," explains Robert J.
She's got some spider veins on her legs that have come with age so she's planning to get those sorted first and then will spend the next year overhauling herself completely.
The good news, though, is that spider veins are harmless.
Sores that appear within the stained skin Itchy patches above the ankle Wounds or knocks that are slow to heal Spider veins or thread veins.
The easiest, most effective way to treat spider veins is to inject some sort of irritating medication into them to close them down.