Lizard Skin

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Lizard Skin

If you have varicose veins and have noticed that the skin around your ankles or legs have started to get hard, then you may have chronic venous disease.


Varicose veins on their own may often cause minimal to no symptoms initially, except for bulging from the skin. This is the reason why many people do not seek treatment as they believe it is merely a cosmetic issue.


Colour changes and thickening of the skin, known as lipodermatosclerosis. This creates a lizard like thickening of the skin especially around the ankles and lower leg. This signifies that your venous disorder is not merely a cosmetic issue but has not become a more advance vein condition that can lead to wound formation or ulcers and bleeding.

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