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Woman touching painful varicose veins on a leg

Reducing the Appearance of Spider Veins

Telangiectasias, commonly known as “spider veins,” is a condition when blood vessels are grouped near the surface of the skin. Spider veins, often found on legs, are swollen veins that have the appearance of a “web.” Other common areas where they appear are the face, hands, and feet.

What Causes Spider Veins?

Women, for some reason, are more likely to develop spider veins than men. Some common causes of spider veins are aging, prolonged sitting or standing, obesity, a change in hormones, or an injury. These factors cause an abnormality in the structure of the blood vessel, which appears underneath the skin.


  • Compression stockings – increase the circulation of blood throughout the legs and reduce the appearance of veins. They come in multiple strengths and can be found in drug stores or fitted to an individual with a doctor’s prescription.
  • Exercise – Obesity can cause spider veins. Regular exercise increases blood circulation and may help an individual lose extra pounds that could add to spider veins’ appearance.
  • Cosmetic Procedures – Laser removal of spider veins is now an easily accessible, affordable option. Many types of veins respond well to laser therapy and there is no damage to the skin on top.

Clarity MedSpa provides a noninvasive approach to treat spider veins. Improve your appearance today by calling us at (416) 960-2222 to schedule an appointment.

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