Will my spider veins turn into varicose veins?
Spider veins do not progress into varicose veins. However, they may be an early manifestation of deeper vein diseases that may present as varicose veins later in life. Moreover, with severe varicose veins, there can be a risk of deep vein thrombosis – clotting of blood in a deep vein.
How is the treatment of spider veins different from varicose veins?
Spider vein treatment in Singapore involves direct injection, laser or radiofrequency; similar modalities as varicose veins. However, since they are only at the skin level the treatment devices are different and the whole process can be done at a vein clinic in Singapore instead of an operating theatre.
How does pregnancy make vein problems worse?
Pregnancy often makes the varicose veins more prominent because the womb will be pressing on the major vein in the abdomen (the inferior vena cava) adding to the pressure to the venous system.
When is the best time to treat my spider veins and varicose veins that develop during my pregnancy?
The best time will be 3-6 months after delivery as the medications given after the procedure usually passes into breast milk. So ideally, to treat varicose and spider veins in Singapore, we recommend that it should be done when the patient has finished breast-feeding.