What Can You Do About Spider Veins?

lady bathrobe in winter country house long tanned bare legsDo you have spider veins? These unsightly and very much unwanted additions to your legs probably aren’t causing you pain, but they may be making you self-conscious about how your legs look. Is there anything you can do about spider veins?

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are those red, blue, or purple veins that branch out in a way that resembles spider webs (hence the name). These are different from the large, bulging veins that sometimes appear on the legs – these are varicose veins. Varicose veins can be painful, throbbing, and feel like they are burning, and they can also be a sign of other medical problems. Spider veins aren’t typically painful, although they may cause some discomfort, especially after sitting or standing for a long time.

How Can You Get Rid of Spider Veins?

There are some changes you can make to your lifestyle to prevent spider veins and to keep any you have from getting worse. Avoid sitting or standing for too long by walking around every half hour or so, drink alcohol only in moderation, get regular exercise, take care of skin by using sunscreen every time you go outside, and don’t spend too much time in hot tubs or saunas.

If these tips aren’t helping, laser vein treatment is also a way to treat spider veins. It uses a high-power energy light to shrink the walls of the veins until they fade away. There are many benefits to this type of treatment:

  • It is quick. Although the time can vary depending on how many veins you have, a treatment can typically be completed within 30 minutes.
  • It is noninvasive. There are no incisions, just laser light energy delivered into the spider veins.
  • There is no downtime needed afterward. You may be a bit sore and red, but you can get back to your daily activities as soon as you are done with the treatment.
  • It is safe. Laser vein treatment is safe for all skin types.

The answer is “yes” – there is something that can be done for spider veins! For a laser vein treatment appointment, contact Revitalize! CNY in Fayetteville, New York. Call (315) 384-9353 today!

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