Spider veins are not restricted to just women, but previously, females were the ones most bothered by how they looked. However, men are now getting rid of these unsightly veins as well.

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), there has been a massive 226% increase in the number of men having sclerotherapy between 2002 and 2007. That is 10,000 men in comparison to 3,000 in 2002.

For women, the increase in vein removal is far less drastic, with only a 3.5% increase in the same 5-year span.

Members of the AACS cite aesthetic as well as health reasons for the increase in the number of procedures among men.

[Source: AACS/Carefair.com]