Spider veins are clusters of red, blue, or purple veins which can appear in some patients at various stages of life. Individuals may wish to have these veins removed if they consider them to be an unsightly addition to the thighs, calves and ankles. Several factors can lead to the development of spider veins, for example:
- Changes in weight
- Occupational or lifestyle activities which lead to extended sitting or standing
Thankfully there are procedures for removing spider veins which are quite safe and effective.