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Why Do Spider Veins Form And Can You Prevent Them?

Last updated 6 years ago

Spider veins, though they don’t always affect your health, can make the individual self-conscious due to their unsightly appearance. While men can get spider veins, they are more common in women, and women will try everything from creams to lasers for spider vein removal. But why do you get spider veins? Is there a way to prevent them from appearing in the first place? Here is some basic information about spider veins that may help you avoid having to get spider vein removal:

  • Why They Form

Oftentimes a person will develop spider veins from exerting a lot of pressure on their veins for long periods of time. If you have a job that requires you to be on your feet frequently, then there is a good chance that you will develop spider veins in your legs. Other factors can influence the development of spider veins, such as heredity, hormonal influences, or excessive weight. You see spider veins because the vein has become enlarged enough to appear below the surface of your skin. The enlarged vein may cause health issues later on.

  • How You Can Prevent Them

The best way to prevent spider veins in your legs is by avoiding unnecessary pressure on your legs.  In other words, shift your weight often.  If you are standing a lot, then take frequent breaks and sit down to rest. If you’re sitting a lot, then be sure to get up and walk around in order to keep your blood circulating.  Compression stockings can also help prevent spider veins, as well as elevating your legs for around 15 minutes per day.

If you have spider veins and are interested in removing them for cosmetic or health reasons, then visit Elements Laser Spa for quick and easy laser spider vein removal. Contact us by calling (512) 444-4600 or by visiting our website.

 

 

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