Varicose veins tend to occur when the valves in the veins do not function properly, affecting their blood flow. They are enlarged, swollen and twisting veins that are often blue or dark purple. While it may not put our health at risk, with persistent swelling, aching, and discomfort occur, patients should still get it checked and treated.
Another typical prominent condition is what we call thread or spider veins. As our body ages, these small veins can appear anywhere on our bodies. Thread or spider appear as red, purple, or blue in color, characterized by their lightning bolt appearance. These veins may also cause pain which may be due to the result of blood circulation issues and in the longer term develop into varicose veins. Spider or thread veins tend to be associated with genetics, pregnancy, prolonged periods of standing, obesity, hormonal profile, sun exposure and etc.
Another group of skin concerns is the occurrence of stretched marks. They are a type of scarring that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks too quickly causing the rapture of collagen and elastin. As the skin heals, these marks are then formed. Genetics and fluctuating hormonal levels can also contribute to its appearance.
However, these aren’t permanent and you can treat them safely and effectively!