Ways to Get Rid of Spider Veins

Ways to Get Rid of Spider Veins Spider Veins are the most common form of venous disease. They develop when blood becomes trapped in the vessels beneath the skin, causing a discoloration to develop.

Even though spider veins may not have serious health implications, they can still be unsightly and sometimes even painful. In most cases, spider veins do not require treatment but if you want the visibility of your spider veins reduced there are several options.

Here are a few ways that you can get rid of spider veins, both at home and through treatment for vein disease:

  • Wearing compression stockings help reduce the appearance of spider veins by squeezing the leg and improving circulation. These are available over the counter.
  • Sclerotherapy is the medical procedure most often used to eliminate spider veins.  During sclerotherapy a solution is injected into the veins which cause them to close. This sends blood through different veins causing the spider veins to turn to scar tissue and eventually disappear.
  • Laser surgery is a new and extremely effective procedure for eliminating spider veins.
  • Micro-phlebectomy is a procedure where small incisions are made in the skin and the spider veins are removed.

You can also reduce your risk of developing spider veins by developing healthy habits like:

  • Avoiding standing or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Not wearing tight clothing
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Exercising

Activities like this promote optimal blood flow and reduce your risk for vein disease.  There is no easy explanation why some people get spider veins while others do not. By working with your doctor, the best treatment for you can be decided.

Self-treatment should not be done without first talking to your doctor. Over-the-counter creams and lotions have not been proven to get rid of spider veins and they should be avoided.

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