Spider veins are most commonly found in pregnant women and children, but can occur in anyone. Luckily, there is the option for spider vein removal.

Spider veins are dilated capillaries on a person’s skin. They are small red, purple or blue veins that resemble spider legs, and are most commonly found on the face or legs. There are a number of reasons that spider veins may develop in an individual, including:

  • Genetics or a family history of spider veins
  • Hormones (typical in those who are pregnant or going through puberty)
  • Blood clots
  • Birth control pills
  • Obesity
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • And more

While these veins can be unsightly, leaving women feeling as though they need to cover up, they are generally not harmful to a person’s health. For those who are unhappy with their crop up of spider veins, there are many different spider vein removal treatments that can be conducted to get rid of them. These treatments are often completed at wellness or health clinics, or in your doctor’s office, and can be fairly simple.

Sclerotherapy
Known as the most effective option for spider vein removal, sclerotherapy consists of injecting the veins with a solution made out of fatty acids, glycerin and salt. This solution will work to collapse the vein and allow proper blood flow throughout the body through the use of healthier veins. The defective vein may need to be injected more than once to clear up, but if done correctly, this process works very well.

There are two other types of sclerotherapy: cryo-sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy. The first type incorporates a blast of cool air that works to numb the skin as the solution is inserted, which minimizes pain; the second type uses foam which sticks to the vein walls. Foam sclerotherapy can take a bit longer to see results and is usually used in the case of larger spider veins, but both of these spider vein removal treatments do work.

Laser Surgery
While the word surgery may seem invasive and implies a procedure that features down time, it is actually quite simple. A surge of light is simply sent into the spider vein to make it fade. This procedure is less effective than sclerotherapy.

While these treatments can get rid of your spider veins, they do not prevent you from getting more. More veins can appear in the same area that was treated. However, knowing that these treatments are effective can give you hope that if you do sprout more, you will be able to get rid of them quickly and effectively.

If you’re looking for spider vein treatments and removal, make sure to contact our local wellness and make an appointment to get yours removed today. It is a simple and fairly reasonably priced procedure that will let you be happy with your appearance—especially for the upcoming summer months!