Spider veins are dense clusters of red or bluish blood vessels visible on the skin’s surface. They always appear just underneath the skin’s surface in a web-like pattern expanding outwards. While spider veins aren’t medically dangerous, they can cause significant self-consciousness and occasional discomfort. At Hi, Finch we provide spider vein treatment in Nashville, TN.
Spider veins usually occur when the valves within the veins stop functioning properly. The valves usually act like one-way doors, allowing blood to flow towards the heart but not backward. When the valves malfunction, blood may flow backward and pool within the leg veins. Over time, accumulated blood in leg veins will make them appear prominently.