Many people think that spider veins are a cosmetic issue. It is important to know that, when you start seeing spider veins on your legs, it is because there is a deeper vascular problem.
When your deep leg veins start leaking because their valves are malfunctioning, blood starts flowing toward the skin’s surface, forming spider veins.
If the deeper vascular problem that is causing you to get spider veins, is not treated, it can lead to other serious vein diseases such as chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, leg ulcers and blood clots which can be life-threatening.
Therefore, if you do notice spider veins on your legs, we recommended that you have an examination with a vascular surgeon to find out if your vascular problem is serious.