If one day you notice web-like formations on your legs or ankles, don’t panic. Spider veins might be unsightly, but they are usually harmless and often disappear on their own. They can however cause some uncomfortable sensations, like itching or burning, so many strive to get rid of them. Luckily, there are numerous things you can try at home to diminish and prevent the spidery formations
Also, don’t feel alone in your experience. About 55% of women and 40 to 45% of men have to deal with some type of vein problem in their lives. Some opt to visit the doctor and get medical treatment, while others prefer the natural approach that can expedite the disappearance of spider veins.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, medically known as telangiectasias or angioectasias, are similar to varicose veins, but smaller. These tiny veins, found close to the surface of the skin, resemble spider webs or branches of a tree and are usually red, purple or blue.