Spider Veins on the Body

We can usually spot spider veins on the body as they look like blue, purple or red thread veins just beneath the surface of the skin. Spider veins often appear on our body if we sit or stand for long periods of time. This is because the veins have to work harder to pump blood up toward the heart when a person remains in the same position for several hours.

It’s common to find spider veins appearing on our legs. Our veins contain a one-way valve that closes once the blood passes through, but if this valve weakens the blood starts pooling inside the vein. This creates a bulge that branches outwards. Although the likelihood of developing spider veins increases with age, some people are more genetically prone to them. 

So aside from genetics, what causes spider veins on the body? The reasons can range from sun damage, hormones and pregnancy, to being overweight or having had a previous blood clot. Spider veins on the body are harmless and easy to diagnose with a simple visual examination.

If you’re looking for an effective way to lessen the appearance of spider veins on your body, then our SkinSpaceUK clinics are on hand with a range of solutions, tailored to meet your individual needs.

Sclerotherapy to Treat Thread Veins on the Body involves injecting a solution into the problematic vein, using ultra fine needles. This leads the blood vessel to close and fade.

Harmony Dye-VL Laser to Treat Thread Veins uses Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) pulsed light to target veins below the surface without damaging the skin’s surface.

If spider veins on the body are a concern, our SkinSpaceUK practitioners are here to help you create a bespoke plan for a clearer skin. 

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