Not to Scare You, but Spider Veins Can Form in Your 20s

Katharine McEntee
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Spider veins—those little purple clusters that show up just under the surface of the skin—are commonly associated with the ageing process. However, Thomas Eidson, DO, and double-board-certified physician in family medicine and as a venous disease specialist, says that spider veins can appear as early as your teenage years, typically surfacing in your 20s to 40s and increasing in visibility as you age. While not typically a cause for concern, they can surely be a nuisance, which is why we asked Eidson how to get rid of them once and for all, or at least prevent them from getting worse.

In addition to age, genetics play a part in the occurrence of spider veins, while pregnancy and injury are also factors that can exacerbate their appearance. Since none of us are exempt from these unwelcome discolourations, keep reading for Eidson’s tips on how to get rid of spider veins.

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