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What Do Spider Veins Look Like

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are these flesh colored vein-type markings on my hips?
    I have these spider vein looking markings on my hips but they're fleshtoned, like nothing i've ever seen before. When I run my finger across them they're raised. What the hell is this? Could this be from sitting down at my computer all the time?

    • ANSWER:
      Stretch marks?

  2. QUESTION:
    What causes spider veins, and what can be done about them?
    I am developing spider veins on the upper part of my thighs. The area is very pale, so it is even more obvious. Is there a cheaper way to reduce the look of them, or remove them completely over time, without lasering them etc?

    • ANSWER:
      varicose veins

      take 500 i.u. of vitamin E everyday
      this will cure the condition in a few months

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of spider veins on my nose?
    I have small red spider veins on my nose that won't go away. Are there any lotions or creams or anything I can put on my nose to get rid of them or does it require a type of surgical treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      The only treatment for spider veins on your nose is laser treatment. I would encourage you make a appointment with your dermatogolist he can look at it and determine which is the best measure to take.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between varicose and spider veins?
    How would I know that I have a varicose veins or if it's spider veins? Or is there any difference between the two?

    • ANSWER:
      "Varicose (VAR-i-kos) veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh-colored. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They can be swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are often found on the thighs, backs of the calves, or the inside of the leg. During pregnancy, varicose veins can form around the vagina and buttocks.

      Spider veins are like varicose veins but smaller. They also are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. Often, they are red or blue. They can look like tree branches or spiderwebs with their short, jagged lines. They can be found on the legs and face and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin."

  5. QUESTION:
    how can you improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins?
    I am 26 and at the end of my third pregnancy. I have developed terrible varicose and spider veins in the back of one of my legs. It looks really disgusting and my husband makes comments about it. Is there any non evasive way to get rid of them or at least improve their appearance?

    • ANSWER:
      There is this minimally invasive treatment, called EVLT, which doesn't require any hospitalization, and you walk out of the doctor's office right after the procedure. It's quick, painless and is covered by insurance. That's the best way to improve the look of your leg. Your legs will feel much better, too!

  6. QUESTION:
    how do I get my spider veins to go away?
    I have all of these ridiculous little spider veins on my calf muscles and they only seem to be getting worse. I'm only 19 and I'm not overweight so I don't understand why I am getting them. Anyone have any household remedies I could try? Or anything else?
    Thank you ( :

    • ANSWER:
      If you look in your telephone book you will probably find a specialist that can get rid of them. We have a vein clinic in our area and a Specialist that does other things along with spider veins. She also uses lasers but its probably according to where the spider veins are located.
      Sometimes it is covered by insurance but sometimes not as many times it is considered cosmetic problem.

      My sister had it done on her legs and they just used tiny needles and injected saline (salt) solution into each tiny spider vein and they then disappear. She said it didn't hurt it was just a tiny sting. She didn't have to wrap her legs or do anything and wasn't told to walk (You only do those things for VARICOSE VEINS which are the deep veins that stick out or look like lumps on your legs when you have them)

      I also have spider veins and I was told by someone that I should dip a cloth in warmed vinegar and put it on the veins for about 15 minutes as that would make them disappear after a few weeks. I have way to many spider veins all over my thighs and legs to try this so I haven't bothered. I would try it if I just had a few patches.

      I was also told to take Vitamin E by mouth and to rub Vitamin E on the area as that would thin the blood out in that area and cause them to disappear. I have thin blood already so can't use Vitamin E, but if I didn't I would try it.
      (CAUTION- I would try rubbing a tiny amount of the Vitamin E on the inside of one of your wrist for 24 hours to make sure you aren't allergic to it before rubbing it on your veins as a few people are allergic to Vitamin E. If you notice redness, swelling, itching or blisters on your wrist, then you are allergic and shouldn't use it and should wash it off with soap and water, dry the area and apply an over the counter antibiotic cream)

      I am much much older than you and I have so many spider veins that I haven't worn a swin suit in years and I love the water and live near the beach, so when I have the money I do want to have my veins done.

      Good luck and hope some of these ideas work for you.

  7. QUESTION:
    23 weeks and I have little red spider veins popping up on my arms and hands.?
    I have these little red spider veins--they're small and look like broken capillaries. There were one or two a couple weeks ago, but now I am noticing a few more. Has anyone had this before? Just another symptom of pregnancy maybe?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, I have had a few pop up. I have a couple on my face, a couple on my arms and legs. It's pretty normal and I have read that they usually disappear after you have your baby.

  8. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to get rid of or decrease the look of spider veins?
    I recently had a baby and have noticed some spider veins appearing on my legs. Can anyone help and tell me how to get rid of them or how I can decrease them?

    Thanks in advanced!

    • ANSWER:
      I can't remember the exact name but I remember this product being advertised on TV, it's like a foundation lotion thing for your body and it hides stuff like that really well. Or you can go to the pharmacy and ask for a product of varicose veins.

  9. QUESTION:
    What can be done to cover a spider vein?
    I understand that spider veins can be covered with cosmetics. What really works, looks pretty natural and will not wash off?

    • ANSWER:
      I just use a concealer and then foundation on mine. Unfortunatley, it does wash off. BUT, omg, I used bio oil on one I had on my chin and in 3 months it faded and to this day I have not seen it since! I had it since I was a baby and at 13 I used bio oil on it every night and it faded until it went! I then used it on others and they are now slowly starting to fade. You could consider surgery but I don't think it is really necessary.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of spider veins on legs?
    While I was pregnant with my first baby, I can already see some appearances of spider veins on my right leg. I thought that it would just dissapear after I gave birth. But still it's there and it really look embarassing.

    • ANSWER:
      Joanne Gruners,
      There are various options that might be of interest for you. The main cause of Spider Veins is lack of proper circulation.Improving your circulation through diet and exercise is an effective method of removing them. Apply an over the counter cream to the affected area, try to find one with Vitamins B, E or C. All of these vitamins have been suggested as having positive effects on a variety of skin and vein conditions. A gentle skin massage with essential oils will help remove spider veins by improving the blood circulation in and around the affected area. Just be sure to avoid the veins themselves. Choose cypress or geranium with a carrier oil of sunflower or almond. Such oils have been suggested to eliminate spider veins as well as other skin conditions such as cellulite and stretch marks. Sclerotherapy is a safe and minimally painful procedure that comes with few to zero side effects and consists of a specialist injecting a salt water solution into each apparent vein. It removes both Vericrose Veins and Spider Veins by turning the vessels into scar tissue which eventually dissolve and become unnoticeable. Cosmetic lasers have come a long way since their invention. They have become one of the most effective ways to treat spider veins as well as many other skin conditions. You might also consider discussing this with your dermatologist/doctor to find out about other various options.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of spider veins?
    I am 27 and am getting these awful spider veins on my thighs. I am pretty active so I have no idea why I am getting them! I heard there is some kind of injection. Can anyone help please!

    • ANSWER:
      u should get laser treatment that will work. but if u r looking 4 a simpler way then put bronzer on ur legs to cover it up.

      (i would go 4 the surgery.)

  12. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to cover spider veins on your legs?
    After 2 pregnancies (and now one on the way!) I somehow have gotten those annoying tiny purple spider veins on my thighs! :*( Mainly on my left thigh. It's SO embarrassing too, I won't lie. I eventually plan on getting them removed permanently, but for now what are some natural-looking ways to cover them? ANY tips greatly appreciated!! (: (:

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV8lV7TUzKg

  13. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of spider veins?
    I'm starting to get spider veins and i'm only 15! My mom and most of the women in my family have them but they are disgusting! i have a few on my upper thighs and chest and i really want a way to minimize them until i can afford treatment. I can't use fake tan either, because i'm really pale and it make me look orange.

    • ANSWER:
      go to a doctor, they will have a solution, but i suggest that you stretch and excercise more.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does laying in the tanning bed cause tiny spider veins on legs and face?
    I am very fair skinned and I read in a couple different places on the internet that tanning can cause tiny/small spider veins. I wanted to know if it was true (if someone knows) and I imagine whatever bad thing tanning can cause prolly is more dangerous for really fair people.

    • ANSWER:
      It didn't bring spider veins out on me (I don't think anyway) but It's just different for some people I guess. But I burned like hell and I just came out covered in freckles! :( (How disappointed was I? I thought I'd come out looking like some kind of bronzed goddess haha!) But yeah, tanning is quite dangerous for fair people. When I went to the tanning bed, the woman working there told me I could only go on for a few minutes because I have red hair and fair skin. Sorry if I completely discouraged you from sun beds, but I stick to fake tan now - it's so much safer and it doesn't leave you with excruciating lobster skin for days after! Hope this helped :)

  15. QUESTION:
    Will cellulite, stretch marks, and spider veins look any better after losing weight?
    I am somewhat over weight and have had stretch marks around my hips and thighs for a few years. I use cocoa butter on them and they are no longer red-purple but are not almost skin-color, but they are still sort of shiny (if that makes sense) and they stick out a little. I also have just a few little spider veins on my calves and thighs and some cellulite on my butt and thighs.

    I am starting to eat healthier and exercise. If and when I lose weight, will the cellulite, stretch marks, and/or spider veins "heal up" at all? Or will they always look the same as they do now?

    • ANSWER:
      Stretch marks will fade away or lighten up. Honestly it depends on how old you are. The older you are the more likely they'll stay. Spider veins will not go away. They are broken blood vessels in your legs. Probably from standing on your feet all day. You would have to get those surgically removed.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does crossing your legs really cause spider veins?
    I've heard this from a number of people. They say if you regularly cross your legs when you sit you'll get spider veins eventually. This sounded kind of wierd to me but if anyone knows if this really is true or not I'd be happy to know because I always cross my legs and don't really want to end up with spider veins.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom sat on her legs and crossed her legs a lot when she was younger, and that INCREASED her chance of getting more spider veins. She already got the bad genes... because I got them too. I got my first spider veins when I was 14. I'm now 21 and it looks gross. Crossing legs just means you're putting more pressure on your capillaries. You can get spider veins from high blood pressure, being overweight, taking birth control pills, etc... it all contributes to it, but doesn't neccessarily cause it. If you have the good genes you shouldn't have to worry. But to play it safe give your legs a breather from time to time!

  17. QUESTION:
    What brand/type of pantyhose do young business women wear and still look attractive?
    I have to wear nude pantyhose as part of my uniform for work. The only point I see in them is warmth, and a more conservative/professional look. Should I go sheer or do those thicker control ones look better? I have tan legs with decent skin not spider veins...and feel like an old lady in pantyhose.....what kind is your favorite?

    • ANSWER:
      Sheer is more fashion forward than the thick stuff. You also mentioned that your uniform requires a nude shade; nude only looks good in sheer anyway. The thick stuff is what earns pantyhose the reputation of being for old ladies. The tradeoff is that sheer is more fragile, so keep a couple of spare pairs in a Ziploc bag in your desk or locker.

      For what it's worth, since you must wear nude, find a shade that matches your skin tone as much as possible. Going a darker shade of tan screams 1970s--very tacky.

      And since you asked, my daily workhorse is Hanes Silk Reflections, which is considered sheer. It is a compromise between looks, quality, and price. All other product lines from Hanes are garbage in my opinion. For play, I have several European brands in sheer, opaque, and fashion colors/patterns.

  18. QUESTION:
    Do birth control pills give you spider and varicose veins on your legs?
    I have read that this can happen. I've been taking the pills for 5 and a half years, since I was 15. I am now 21, and within the past few years have been noticing spider veins popping up on my legs. Might I add that I am not overweight. I am 5'7" and weigh 135lbs, although I am what I would call "bottom heavy." Also, the veins on the backs of my calves look as if they be beginning to be varicose-- they're very blue and obvious, and one of them feels ever so slightly raised. I'm very concerned. Has anyone else had this happen, and do they go away after so long taking the medicine? Thanks.
    edit-- Answer #2 is potentially the worst 'serious' answer I've ever had on here. Absolutely none of that answer responded to my question. It was just vague, regurgitated information about potential side effects. I'm sorry to sound rude, but you really irritated me.

    • ANSWER:
      What side effects does the Pill have?
      Today's pills cause fewer bothersome side effects than the first combination pills, which came on the market in the 1960s, because they contain much smaller amounts of hormones.

      You may have spotting or bleeding between periods, known as breakthrough bleeding. (This is the one side effect that tends to occur more often with the newer low-dose formulations.) The good news is that it usually goes away after a few cycles.

      It's important to keep taking your pills if you have breakthrough bleeding. Taking your pill at the same time each day may help reduce bleeding.

      If the breakthrough bleeding doesn't stop after a few months, you can ask your practitioner about trying a different brand. Keep track of when you have breakthrough bleeding because the pattern may help your caregiver choose a different pill for you.

      Some women feel a bit nauseated after taking their pills. If this is a problem for you, try taking them with meals or just before bedtime. Others report swollen or tender breasts, a bigger appetite, small changes in weight (gain or loss), bloating, a change in sex drive, or mood changes.

      Most side effects go away within three months or so of starting the Pill. Sometimes switching to a different brand helps.

      Some women who wear contact lenses find they become uncomfortable when they start taking the Pill. If your eyes have become dry, try using saline eye drops or lubricants a few times a day. Consult your eye doctor if the problem doesn't go away.

      Finally, some women develop chloasma — or areas of darkened skin, usually on the face — when they're taking combination pills, though it happens less often now that the pills are lower in estrogen. This is more likely to be an issue for you if you had chloasma during pregnancy.

      You can lower your chances of getting chloasma while you're on the Pill by protecting your skin from the sun with sunscreen and clothing. Chloasma's not a health risk, but if you do develop it, you'll want to switch to progestin-only pills or another method of contraception that doesn't contain estrogen because the chloasma may continue to get worse if you stay on the Pill.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to non surgically remove spider veins?
    I have spider veins(not very badly) on my inner thighs and was wondering of there was a way to get rid of them without surgery..thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      u can try taking grape seed tablets, some people have luck taking them. Look into it, they arent too expensive and worth a try.

  20. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when I have dark looking veins that hurts on my left leg?
    My left leg have been hurting for a week now and it got more painful everyday. I could not stand the pain anymore so I decided to put on some bengay. When I looked at me leg there are big veins that are visible. It does not pop out, but very visible. The pain got worst every passing day. I never had anything like that before and my family doesn't have any spider veins.

    • ANSWER:
      if you don't have an injury that could account for an infection - then you've probably got varicose veins. while spider veins affect the feet, the varicose veins affect the legs and can cause tired aching legs - particularly if you're on your feet a lot. you may need to wear some support hose or even some knee length graduated compression stockings with a compression rating of 8-10 mmHg. support hose can usually be purchased anywhere that sells pantyhose, but you'd need to visit a pharmacy for graduated compression stockings. if your legs are really bad - you will need to visit your doctor to find out the exact problem - and if it is varicose veins - there are a number of small surgical procedures that can be done.

  21. QUESTION:
    What Causes Spider Veins – Treatment Options for Spider Veins?
    I was wondering what causes spider veins and what are the treatment options for spider veins? I know that spider veins have something to do with veins (hee hee). I really don’t want to read scientific documents and then try to guess what exactly it is. I just wanted it in laymen terms and I also was wondering what procedures or surgery you need to treat it?

    Paul

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Paul,

      Well basically it is a condition (disease possibly) that effects 50% of Americans. Basically blood is pushed through our arteries with the force of the heart. However it cannot return to the heart the same way. So veins are used to get the blood back. They use valves to slowly bring it back, but through inherited genes or old age we lose the ability of closing these valves properly so the blood backflows and pools and causes pains. Sometimes the back flow can create bulging veins that look like “spider veins”. Treatment options are numerous you can check the link for that.

      Adam

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best facial thread vein treatment?
    I am looking into spending a bit of money on removing some thread (spider) veins from my face. i have some red ones on my nose and some purple ones on my cheek.
    I have been looking into Veinwave and other therapies but many reviewers have said about scarring - which i obviously don'rt want! Therefore, can anyone tell me if and what anything has worked for them please?

    • ANSWER:
      There are products you can buy that are specifically made to help reduce facial redness and can help reduce the visibility of some spider veins:
      - Guinot has a face cream called RED LOGIC which claims to neutralize the appearance of red blood vessels.
      - LaTherapie Paris has a fortifying skin cream that is supposed to help soften high colour (reduce redness)
      - There is a face cream called ROSACURE which is an anti-redness cream formulated to reduce redness for rosacea-prone skin types. (even if it's not rosacea)

      Some people like to suggest laser treatments. Laser treatments can actually be harsh for some people, and over time, the side-effects can do some harm to the skin tissue. Not everyone responds in the same way!

      The latest, and safer treatment I would recommended is a non-laser light therapy called intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy.

      The small red lines and dilated blood vessels can be reduced with fair to good results for most people.

      One thing to keep in mind... it's important you find a reputable clinic with technicians that have all the proper credentials, qualifications, and experience for doing IPL. Never put your face at risk, even if it might be uncomfortable for you to ask. You as the consumer, need to know.

      Repeated treatments may be necessary with IPL, which can be expensive to get the results you want.

      I would also suggest you do some research, and educate yourself about IPL before making your final decision.

  23. QUESTION:
    what is the best foundation for fair skin to look perfect?
    what foundation is best for fair skin to look perfect?
    i have tiny freckles across my nose and cheeks
    i have rosy cheeks, spider veins and dry patches
    what is the best foundation that covers all or most of these?

    HELP :) thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I use Clinique Foundation. I have fair skin too. The color I use is called Alabaster. You could go to a mall and have a specialist from the Clinique station thing (or from any other station) pick out the perfect make-up for you. That's what i did :)

  24. QUESTION:
    What are these vein like things on my love handles?
    Well obviously i need to lose wieght. I'm not like super fat or anything, just a little overweight...ok maybe a bit more than a little but not crzy fat still haha.
    I was just wondering these things that look like veins are on my love handles. They were never there until recently. Are they spider veins? Varicose veins?

    • ANSWER:
      there strechmarks, i got some on my love handles too when i started to gain a little bit of weight. dont worry theyll eventually turn a white-ish color and wont be as noticeable.

  25. QUESTION:
    What should I expect at my first dermatologist visit?
    I am going to see a dermatologist about tiny spider veins around my nose. What should I expect? Will I need to take off my shirt? Will they need to examine my back, arms, legs, chest, or any other areas besides my nose? Why would they have any reason to check for moles somewhere on my body? I'm very shy and don't want them to touch anywhere else or look anywhere else besides my nose.

    • ANSWER:
      They may offer a full body exam for skin cancer screening as it is always a good idea, but you may decline. So you may stay dressed and have them only address the veins on the nose.

  26. QUESTION:
    what are the treatments for occular roseasia?
    I have had red streaks in the whites of my eyes for quite some time now, they look like red spider veins. My dermatologist told me it may be occular roseasia. I have had lasik in 05 and just a month ago had AK surgery. My eye doctor told me to cleanse my eyelids better. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend using herbal cream like Zenmed Rosacea Solution: http://zenmed.com/rosacea?a=5881&x=click

      You can expect great results quickly and easily :-)

  27. QUESTION:
    I have horrible varicose veins, what can I do about them, and how much does it cost?
    I'm so tired of not being able to wear shorts or a swimming suit in the summer because of my horrible looking legs. I'm not just talking about little spider veins. I have the huge blue-green bulging veins. Help I'm so embarrased. By the way, my health insurance will not cover any of the cost because they say it's "cosmetic".

    • ANSWER:
      I know exactly what you are experiencing, as mine were on the verge of ulcerating when I had my first surgery. Don't wait
      to have them either tied off or injected. It can be an office procedure, by a Vascular Surgeon, or by a Dermatologist in
      a clinical setting. It is expensive, but do a few at a time and ask about terms or credit card. The veins can keep stretching and will start breaking under the skin. In any case, you can have leg cramps and a danger of clots. It is not a fun
      condition, as the valves just don't do the job of lifting the blood. I was told that it was 'cosmetic' but it is painful. Best wishes

  28. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had spider or vericose veins during pregnancy?
    I'm 28 weeks pregnant and noticed what seems like spider veins on the back of my leg behind my knee. They are like a purple and appear web like in 2 spots but then I have a real long dark purple vein going into them. The area is discolored and it almost looks bruised in one spot. I have no other pain or discomfort.

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, I have a few on my legs and are slowly getting darker

  29. QUESTION:
    Spider veins and pale legs. How to make more attractive (other than wearing pants)?
    It's shorts season again where I live. I'm going hiking/casual date tomorrow and want to wear shorts, but I have very pale legs and spider veins. The shorts are long enough to cover the majority of the veins, but I still will have a few on my ankle/calf showing. Should I just wear pants? Any tips for making them look more attractive?

    • ANSWER:
      Get some tanning lotion and make up that matches the tanning lotion and then cover them up with that!

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you cover up spider vein's?
    I have spider veins around my nose area which is oily,how can I cover them? foundation and powder last about twenty minutes.

    • ANSWER:
      instead of using concealer under the eyes use it around your nose but make sure it looks subtle!!:)

  31. QUESTION:
    How do i make a fake poison apple?
    For halloween im going to be snow white after she eats the poison apple. Im going to have spider veins all over my face so it looks like i was poisoned. The problem is i don't know how to make a poison apple and that's one of the most important parts! Got any ideas? (and no i couldn't just use a plain old apple)

    • ANSWER:
      cut a small hole into the apple and hollow it out some, not too much that it will collapse. if its a red apple then put mustard in it and put the cork make out of the cut out part back in, just make sure you bite right where it will come out. the color will be effective.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are these red, line type marks on my face?
    They look about like red spider veins, but just lines, how do I prevent of get rid off?

    • ANSWER:
      they sound like either spider veins or capillary veins, try some skin doctors capillary clear to help fade them, here is the link: http://www.skindoctors.co.uk/ just go to "specialised facecare" and then "capillary clear"

  33. QUESTION:
    What are these weird freckles that appeared on my nose?
    Over the past year and a half, I've noticed I suddenly developed two small brown dots on the right side of my nose that look like freckles. They might be a centimeter apart from each other. In the past two years i also developed a lot of spider veins and redness on my nose that weren't there before in my entire life. what could cause this and how can i get rid of it?
    hm no, I don't tan a lot or take any medication.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of spider veins?
    does anyone know how to get rid of spider veins without like surgery or anything like that or how to cover them up?
    cause i'm actually only a teen and i have then and it's really embarassing and they make my legs look realy ugly.
    so please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I had some success in reducing the appearance of my spider veins, but I used a variety of things, and I'm not certain which worked best.

      Good support stockings will definitely help, I used the MediPeds brand calf-high stockings (which I got at Wal-Mart for around per pair, so they're much less expensive than the surgical stockings and things like that!). I wore them at night when I went to bed, and sometimes during the day if I was wearing long pants.

      I had one spider vein that really got to be nasty (a big purplish blotch on my lef that looked like a huge bruise). In addition to the stockings, I used Blue Emu on it, and also, I would go to the gym where I had a membership and massage that part of my leg with the jets in the pool.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can anorexia cause your skin to become transparent?
    I am not exactly anorexic, but I have been unwell and struggling to eat, I have lost lots of weight and I am very thin, I am now rapidly noticing that my skin is transparent, to the point where the veins inside my mouth look varicose. I can see veins everywhere, especially the dark small red ones. I am also getting spider veins and spots on my skin. The flesh in my mouth has lost its elasticity and I can see visible bright red blood vessels travelling from my gums to my teeth. Is this to do with weight loss or vitamin deficiency or something else?
    I have had bood tests last week which appeared normal including blood cultures. I feel weak and tired too and I am still getting panic attacks.

    Also, my pulse has been fast and my body temperature fluctuates from normal to low.
    I have seen more than one doctor and the most recent doctor sent me home telling me to have a holiday. He said there was nothing he could do for me, it COULD be because I've lost weight. But because my bloods were fine he wasn't worried. he again told me it was anxiety!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an overactive thyroid. Probably is vitamin deficiency too. You should really get your doctor to do more tests than he's done already.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any tips for my skin type?
    My face is naturally really pale, but its really red, acne (but i take a medicaton so that doesnt matter right now and even when i didnt have acne it still looked bad)blotchy, prone to spider veins and looks terribe! What would you guys reccomend- a natural remedy... or a product... or what? And its not that im too self-conscious please dont put something like that

    • ANSWER:
      you should go see your dermatologist because they do that for a living and will really give you the best thing to use!

  37. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of spider veins in the creases of my nose?
    I have red line veins on the inside creases by where the cheeks meet the nose.
    I am wondering if you have this problem and if you know what causes it and how i can possibly get rid of them?

    Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      spider veins are enlargements of otherwise invisible blood vessels in the skin that take on a blue or red color. They can be flat or raised, may occur anywhere on the thighs, legs, ankles and feet, and are found in both men and women. Spider veins are the thread-like colored veins most often seen on the surface of the skin. They are most often not as painful as enlarged varicose veins but they are still liable to bleed and worsen without treatment. Spider veins occur most commonly in the legs
      but are often seen in the face and elsewhere. These spider veins, medically referred to as telangectasias, will not worsen to the point where they will ever become the large bulging varicose veins
      Spider veins and varicose veins are not the same -- and one does not lead to the other. Whereas varicose veins are large, swollen and occur singularly on the legs, spider veins are delicate and tend to be come in cliques. They are, however, caused by similar factors.

      Exactly what happens in the body to produce spider veins isn't known for sure, though there are several theories that address possible causes. One theory is that spider veins, which occur near the surface of the skin, are fed by underlying varicose veins too small or embedded too deeply to reach the skin surface. These underlying veins disrupt circulation, causing spider veins to grow above them. Another theory is that spider veins are little arteries that have latched on to the network of veins nearest the skin surface. Because arteries are highly pressurized and the surface veins have low pressure, the combination of the arterial blood (oxygenated blood flowing to the heart) with the venal blood (deoxygenated blood flowing away from the heart) causes spider veins to be visible.

      Although the cause of spider veins is not actually known, they may have their basis in heredity or hormones, especially estrogen. Many times spider veins occur together with varicose veins. While many patients seek treatment for cosmetic improvement, others are looking for relief from discomfort. Spider veins are formed by the dilation of the small veins under the surface of the skin, mostly on the legs. They look like red or purple sunbursts or web patterns. Spider veins are also referred to as telangiectasia or broken capillaries. They usually pose no health hazard but may produce a dull aching or burning in the legs after prolonged standing.

      Support hose and weight loss are often mentioned as ways to prevent or treat spider veins but do not necessarily improve the condition. The only real treatment for these vessels is to eradicate them. The preferred treatment is injecting a solution into the vein that causes the vein to contract. The process is called sclerotherapy.

      Sclerotherapy is almost painless and improves the appearance but it does not prevent new spider veins from developing in the future. While lasers are frequently used to eliminate spider veins on the face, they are generally not as effective as sclerotherapy on veins in the arms and legs. Sclerotherapy is still the best and safest treatment for spider veins. It causes minimal discomfort. A concentrated salt (saline) or specially developed chemical solution is injected with a very small needle into the spider vein. This pickles the inside of the vein so it closes up. It later collapses and becomes scar tissue that eventually is absorbed by the body.

      Sclerotherapy generally requires multiple treatment sessions. Post-treatment therapy includes wearing compression bandages or support hose for two days to three weeks following treatment. Although sclerotherapy works for current spider veins, it does not prevent future ones from developing.

      There are several ways to treat spider veins on the face. Lasers have been used successfully, alone or in combination with electric needle therapy. The heat from the high intensity laser beam or intense pulsed light device selectively destroys the abnormal veins. It is best for tiny veins in fair skinned people. With the electric needle, the veins are sealed off with the application of electrical current.

      i hope his can help
      regards

  38. QUESTION:
    How would you talk your mother into wearing shorts or capris?
    My mom will be 70 years old in a few months. My sisters and I are taking her on a trip to Orlando to visit family. She hasn't worn shorts or a bathing suit in many, many decades! She complains that her legs look awful, that they're too skinny and
    she has spider veins/varicose veins, or that one calf is fatter than the other, blah blah blah.. In reality, her legs are just FINE! Yet she seems to think she's the elephant man!

    She's about 5'6" tall, and "pleasingly plump" as she likes to put it - not fat, but not Kate Moss either.

    I can see not wanting to wear shorts - I'm not a fan of the tight cheek-bearing shorts either, but I love capris! How can we make her change her mind and put on some comfy capris to wear in the Florida sun?

    • ANSWER:
      If you buy her a pair make sure they will be cunffy!Make sure they are also NOT tite on her legs. Maby even alittle longer so she is not as self conches about her legs. I would also get her some cunffy shoes to match. If she has a nice pair of shoes that she really likes that only go with the Capris then she will want to wear them.If you get the Capris in a pattern (Pastel Plaid is real big right now)Make shur you get her a solid color shirt that is also Cunffy maby a T-shirt with a pretty neck line.If it is a set of clothes she will want to wear them.Here are some sights you should check out. Maby it will give you some Ideas.
      PS. Make sure you and your sister are wearing something simular to make her feel good about her self!

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best tool to use to cut into the Plexiglas side of a computer case with?
    I'm looking to mod my overheating case a little. I have a Plexiglas side on it and I would like to cut a hole and drill some screw holes for a 120mm fan. I know a jigsaw will shred the plastic and a drill will spider vein it. So what can I use that will make clean/professional cuts and holes???

    • ANSWER:
      You can use a hole saw or special jigsaw blade. Can use a dremel but thats slow. Main thing is to cover the whole area with masking tape to avoid the cracks and splits and---go slow. Here's a video and. althou its for cutting a fanhole on metal the principle's the same. Just be super careful when the hole is almost drilled and use little force at the end of the drilling. Forget about using oil on plexiglas.
      http://www.dangerden.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=51

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I fix my portable DVD player?
    It works fine, but a while ago somebody stepped on it or something. So now there are two cracks on the screen that only show up when you turn it on. They look kind of like spider veins, or like somebody spilled some black ink on it. It doesn't cover the whole screen, but it is definitely distracting when you are trying to watch something. Is there anything that I can do about it, or is there no way to fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      The most you can do is find an identical model with a good screen and other problems, and make two into one.

      Otherwise, likely not. Yuo would need to replace the LCD panel, and they are hard to get as replacement components.

  41. QUESTION:
    how to reduce the appearance of spider veins?
    i have spider veins on one leg and it doesn't look very nice, now i know you can't just get rid of them by using a cream (sigh) but is there something i could use to atleast make them look less obvious..and i do exercise quite a lot to try and stop them from getting worse...thanx

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise is great! Keep doing what you're doing with your exercise regimen.
      Here are a few other helpful hints....

      - Don’t cross your legs for long periods of time when sitting. It’s possible to injure your veins that way, and even a minor injury can increase the risk of spider veins or even varicose veins.

      - Don’t stand or sit for extended periods of time. If you must stand for a long time, shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes. If you must sit for long periods of time, stand up and move around or take a short walk every 20 - 30 minutes.

      - Elevate your legs when resting, as much as possible. Try laying on the floor in the evenings, with your legs up on the sofa or a chair (above heart level) for 30 - 45 minutes each night.

      - Avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time. Lower-heeled shoes can help tone your calf muscles to help blood move through your veins.

      - Control your weight and the external weight you put on your legs, (ie. children sitting on your lap) Avoid placing too much pressure on your legs.

      - Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber foods. Eating fiber reduces the chances of constipation, which can contribute to spider veins & varicose veins. High-fiber foods include fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, nuts & seeds. Eating less salt can help with the swelling that also comes with spider veins & varicose veins.

      - As a last resort, you can try wearing elastic support stockings and avoid tight clothing that constricts your waist, groin, or legs.

      - avoid hot things. Hot showers & hot tubs (the heat will dilate blood vessels causing more visible signs)

      - try to get at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep each night (aids in the healing processes of the body)

      - try to cut down on stress (stress can magnify a multitude of conditions)

      You can try increasing your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories.

      Guinot has a cream called RED LOGIC which claims to neutralize the appearance of red blood vessels. I know there are other brands and products that may be similar.

      Hope this helps!

  42. QUESTION:
    Does tanning cover up irregularities in the skin?
    I'm only 27 and I started noticing that I have some spider veins in my legs that are pretty ugly. I also have very pale, white skin. Just wondering if tanning will make these veins less noticeable. If so, will a fake tan (sunless) help just as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it will help hide your veins. Personally, I think a combination of a real tan in addition of a self tanner works best. Without a real tan, self tanners tend to make people look orange. Without a self tanner, you have to expose your skin to a lot of sun which can cause damage. If you're worried about skin cancer, use a tanning lotion that contains caffeine like: https://www.bikinikitchen.com/Products/14.aspx There are a lot of studies out there that claim that caffeine may prevent skin cancer: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=caffeine+may+prevent+skin+cancer&btnG=Google+Search

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of spider/vericose veins on my own?
    I am a 21 year old female, and I have recently noticed that I have some veins in the front and back of my thighs that are dark purple/red in colour which I'm not sure are spider or vericose veins. How do I get rid of them on my own? Is it normal for me to have them at such a young age?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about that. It sounds more like spider veins. I work for Vein Clinics of America and we get asked this a lot. You're not too young. We sometimes have teenagers that come in for treatment.

      Truly treating vein disease requires medical attention. Topical treatment on its own can not get rid of spider veins but simply try to reduce the appearance. If these creams could accomplish the same thing as a medical procedure, they would be drugs and not cosmetics.

      There are new options for people who suffer from vein disorders. Treatment options are safer, more effective and minimally invasive, unlike surgical vein stripping, which was the primary treatment option in the past.

      I'm not a doctor so I can't give you any medical advice but I would say to save your money on the creams and look into getting treatment before they get more noticeable. Depending on your insurance company and your location, it's possible that your treatment could be covered by your insurance. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with one of the doctors. You can set that up by calling 800-660-8346.

      I hope this helps!

  44. QUESTION:
    How can you tell the difference between spider veins and stretch marks?
    I have something on my inner thigh, it appears to be red-ish pink -ish, but after looking up things on google, either can be reddish pink-ish, and I'm more confused then anything. I'm very young, and fit, but am growing, and can't tell the difference. Someone please help.

    • ANSWER:
      stretch marks occur when you gain weight and it stretches the skin.if your thighs are fit they are most likely spider veins.

  45. QUESTION:
    how long do the insane looking veins last?
    I am 37 weeks and my chest looks very similar to spider man. The veins are so blue/green its crazy looking! I have been pregnant once before and remember the veins being very visible but not like this. How long after birth do they stay like that? I am planning to breastfeed which I didn't do with my first, will they stay longer or shorter because of this? Anyone know?

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  46. QUESTION:
    Everyday Minerals, why do I look like a Kabuki Doll?
    I have thin baby skin and I love it except I have some dark patches, light acne and faint spider veins. Make up makes me look like a Kabuki dancer.

    Maybe the shade is too light for me, the makeup looks heavy but feels light. I don't want to look like I am wearing make up. Am I doing something wrong?

    Am I looking too closely?
    Okay, I tapped the brush and put a lot less on today and it looks so much better!!!
    Gabi, you're an idiot. Ther eis usch a thing as a Kabuki Doll:

    http://www.danheller.com/images/Asia/Japan/Tokyo/Misc/kabuki-doll.jpg

    Look it up bitch!

    • ANSWER:
      Try a darker shade. It will look more natural.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to tattoo over varicose (spider) veins?
    I am wanting to get a foot tattoo, but at the ripe old age of 30 I have some varicose veins in the location where I want the tattoo. I'm wondering if this is okay to tattoo over. If it is, great! At least I won't have to look at those spider veins any more. If not, I've always got another foot.

    • ANSWER:
      i never heard of a problem with that the only thing i now for sure is that if you are a dietetic you can not get your feet tattooed but tattoos only go through a few layers on skin not down to you veins

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the best sunless tanning lotion/spray for legs?
    I use to always go to the tanning bed (until allot of people in my family ended up with skin cancer). I am pretty fair skinned & it's not worth it to me anymore. Anyways, what is the best formula (spray or lotion)? What are some really good brands? I am pretty fair skinned if this helps & I am just going to put it on my legs to make them more even. I have some ugly spider veins & bruises. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I shopped around for a few different kinds and here is the best one i found that doesnt cause streaks and looks natural...Hawaiian Tropic Island Radiance self tanner.....i use medium but it isnt a lotion or spray its like gel and thats probably why it doesnt streak....but everybody always compliments me on my tan

  49. QUESTION:
    Spider veins on butt or just noticeable veins?
    I'm very pale skinned and have noticed alot of blue veins on my butt... Was wondering if they are spider veins or just noticeable veins?

    • ANSWER:
      U look at ur butt o.0 wtf!..........thier just noticeable veins don't sit too hard or u will pop one n die :0

  50. QUESTION:
    why am i getting spider veins im only 25?
    why am i getting spider veins im only 25 and they are gross looking? Im not over weight and healthy only thing i can think is maybe being on hard cement at work for 8 hours a day? I only take birth control no other meds? Please help?

    • ANSWER:


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