You have probably heard it before, when a family member or even a stranger ask you why you have a bruise on your leg?
Only for you to answer, oh I bruise easily or to just laugh it off.
When you truly know that bruised look was actually a cluster of spider veins on your leg and your critics have failed to look closely.
So why does this happen?
Spider veins can present in various ways. In a thread like form with very small connections to a large cluster, almost appearing like a congregation of thousands of spider veins all parked in one location. Genetics play a major role, but also important is hormones and ageing. As the skin gets thinner, they seem to become more noticeable and often very prominent like a bruised look.