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Understanding Spider Veins

Spider Veins

We’ve seen endless articles on Facebook warning us about them. We’ve grown up with our moms complaining of them. But just what are those spider veins that lurk through our skin? Just like varicose veins, they are easily visible on the skin’s surface in smaller, blue, purple or red vessels.

Will you get spider veins?

There are various factors that can cause the appearance of spider veins in the skin. It can be passed on to the genes or can be the effect of obesity. However, your lifestyle can also predispose us to get spider veins. If your job requires you to stand for long hours often, like nurses, teachers or hairstylists, spider veins can be an aftermath. The condition may also be due to hormonal situations, such as puberty, menopause, pregnancy, or the use of birth control pills and hormonal replacement therapies.

When you are involved in any such risk factors, the occurrence of spider veins is highly possible, so it’s best to consult a physician who can provide you with effective treatment options, such as:

  • The use of support stockings. If you are into a conservative approach to the treatment of spider veins, the wearing of support garments can greatly improve the condition. Doing so undeniably brings ease to the uncomfortable symptoms that it brings.
  • Change in lifestyle. Since your lifestyle can make or break your chances at getting spider veins, it would be better to address the cause itself. Get started with losing weight if need be. Improve your skin hygiene. Go for long walks to promote blood circulation in the veins.
  • Vein therapy through laser technology. Spider veins, as well as other vascular lesions, can be addressed with a good spider vein removal treatment. With the use of intense light beam to directly target the vascular lesion, heat will cause it to collapse and eventually fade. This treatment may come in multiple sessions to completely get rid of the unsightly veins.

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