Millions of dermatology patients, including both men and women alike, suffer from unsightly spider veins. Spider veins are not normally a medical condition to be concerned about like varicose veins would be, but are aesthetically bothersome from a number of people. They are often located around the knees, ankles and other areas of the leg prone to stress.
There are many reasons that you may have begun to notice spider veins on your legs. A majority of spider veins appear due to age. Also, if your family has a particular history of spider veins, you’re likely to develop them due to heredity.
Finally, life changing and body changing conditions such as significant weight gain or pregnancy can lead to a wealth of new spider veins on the areas experiencing the additional weight such as the thighs, knees and ankles.
Summer is in full swing and you may be looking to show your legs off more than usual. Don’t let spider veins prevent you from having fun in the sun or buying that new pair of short shorts.
Dr. Michael Gold and the Gold Skin Care Center are proud to offer therapy to eliminate the appearance of your spider veins. This treatment works by injecting a saline solution into your visible spider veins, causing them to lose function and eventually absorb into your normal healthy skin tissue. Although several treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results, this therapy does not damage your healthy veins or decrease circulation.
Contact the Gold Skin Care Center today to learn more about treating your spider veins.