Capillaries or spider veins are visible changes on the skin surface that indicate there is a problem of a backward vein blood flow. This problem usually occurs on the face and legs.
Capillaries are usually visible as red, purple or blue changes on the skin and they may look like tree branches or a cobweb. Unlike varicose veins, they are usually level with the skin, i.e. they do not cause unevenness on the skin.
The genetic factor is a dominant factor that causes both the appearance of capillaries and varicose veins. Studies have shown that 80% of children whose parents had varicose veins or capillaries will inherit this problem. Besides genetics, other important factors are obesity, lack of physical activity, excessive standing or sitting, and earlier vein surgeries. The appearance of capillaries is more common in women due to hormonal changes in puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
The symptoms that patients may experience include heavy and tired legs, pulsing, cramps, swelling, and itching. Symptoms are mostly felt after long time standing or sitting and disappear after a period of rest. In a later phase of the disease, skin colour may change in the places where capillaries are visible.
Light physical activity, walking, reducing body weight and avoiding long time standing and sitting may contribute to better circulation and help regular venous flow. Wearing elastic stockings may help before the disease emerges. The use of various creams and preparations for the treatment of varicose veins may not prevent the occurrence of the disease. Only timely and adequate treatment may enhance esthetic and functional results.
When the condition occurs, possible methods of treatment are:
The centre was founded by doctor Dario Jocić, a vascular surgeon, after many years of his professional practice. His wish was to offer patients in this part of Europe all globally available, modern and minimally invasive treatment methods for varicose veins.
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