The appearance of one's legs is important to many people all across the world today. One problem that most people have with their legs is unsightly varicose veins or spider veins. Veins are normally present in the human body. They help bring back unoxygenated blood to the heart where oxygen is put back in. The abnormal superficial varicose veins or spider veins that bother most women become more common as people age and become especially visible after the stress of pregnancy.
Varicose veins and spider veins can be all sorts of different colors, especially blue, red and purple. Physicians estimate that nearly 33% of the adult female population in America is bothered by varicose veins or spider veins.
Spider veins or varicose veins can cause extreme aching, pain, heaviness, itching and night cramps. Of course, there are also cosmetic issues. There are a couple of different treatment options for varicose veins or spider veins. The two most popular forms of treatment are sclerotherapy and laser treatment. Sclerotherapy uses an injection to sclerose the vein. A solution is injected into the veins, which makes them collapse. Chicago Laser therapy is much more popular and more effective since there are no shots and much less pain and down-time.