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What You Need to Know About Spider Veins

Last updated 5 years ago

Spider veins are an unsightly and uncomfortable condition that many women and men experience. Spider vein removal can help relieve the embarrassment that these purple, red, or blue veins cause, just like laser hair removal gets rid of your unwanted hair.

  • What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are veins that you can see on the legs, and sometimes on the face. They are close to the surface, and often resemble a spider web in their appearance. They are caused by a buildup of blood in the veins that sometimes results from pregnancy, weight gain, hormones, or exposure to the sun.

  • What Are the Symptoms of Spider Veins?

Generally, the symptoms of spider veins are minimal. You may feel a burning or itching sensation, or you may have a feeling of being uncomfortable. Spider veins aren't typically a serious health concern, though they can be embarrassing and painful.

  • What Increases Your Chances of Getting Spider Veins?

The older you get, the more likely you are to develop spider veins. Other risk factors include being overweight, not getting enough exercise, having a sedentary lifestyle, and having a genetic predisposition for spider veins.

  • What Are Your Treatments Options?

Spider vein removal is your best treatment option for this condition. The offensive veins can be removed through laser treatments, which are quick, easy, and relatively pain free. Other options include injections and compression stockings, which may be uncomfortable or cumbersome.

  • Can Spider Veins Be Prevented?

You can stop the spread of spider veins by taking good care of yourself. Eat a healthy diet, keep your weight at a reasonable level, and make sure you get plenty of exercise. Get up and walk around during the day if you have a desk job to keep blood flowing through your legs.

In Austin, TX, you can visit Elements Laser Spa for spider vein removal. We also offer laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, and skin tightening treatments. For an appointment, call us at (512) 444-4600 today.

 

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