It can be frustrating to notice unsightly spider veins as you are getting older – but even worse, spider veins can appear at any age, so you might have them when you are on the younger end of the age spectrum. If you’ve noticed spider veins lately, you may be wondering where they came from, and, most importantly, how you can get rid of them!
The low-down on spider veins
Spider veins are those little red, blue, or purple lines, and they form when veins become damaged or weak. They got their name because they resemble spider webs. Although spider veins are unsightly, the good news is that they are typically nothing to worry about – unlike varicose veins, those veins that bulge out from the skin, which can indicate a serious medical issue.
There are a few different reasons why we get them, such as a family history of spider veins, being overweight, or as a result of years of standing or sitting for long periods of time. They can also form just as a result of aging, and women are more likely to get spider veins than men because shifting hormone levels can weaken the walls of veins.
Taking care of yourself is one way to prevent spider veins or to keep them from getting worse. Stay out of the sun and wear plenty of sunscreen when you do go outside, and get regular exercise. You should also try to avoid sitting or standing for too long – remember to walk around every half an hour or so.
Laser vein removal is also an option. The laser energy heats up the damaged blood vessel and breaks it up, and it is harmlessly absorbed into the body. Besides getting rid of spider veins, this type of treatment has several other advantages: it typically takes less than an hour, patients report little or no discomfort, and you can return to most of your normal activities as soon as the treatment is over.
You may not care why you have spider veins or where they came from – you just want to be rid of them! Contact AesthetiSpa today for more information on laser vein treatment. Call (843) 849-9925 today!