Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels that appear at the surface of the skin. They are often red, blue, or purple and are named so because of the shape of the discoloration that appears on the body. Sometimes spider veins are a sign of a larger medical condition called venous insufficiency, but more often than not they are harmless. Spider veins can be unsightly often keeping people from wearing shorts, skirts, or dresses as they most often appear on the legs. They can also appear in other areas of the body such as the face, abdomen, and ankles.
The good news is that spider veins can be treated. BodyBrite offers treatments for spider veins: (IPL) intense pulse light therapy. IPL uses light to destroy the pigment of the spider veins without harming the surrounding tissues. This treatment is simple and effective in reducing or eliminating spider veins.