If you have spider veins, you don’t need to simply sit back and accept it. In fact, we are here to convince you that deciding to finally do something about your spider veins may be the best decision you can make for your body.
Why do We Get Spider Veins
Spider veins, and their larger cousins, varicose veins, occur more often in women and can be more likely during and after pregnancy, with age, if you are overweight or smoke, and as a result of genetics. Visible veins typically result from weakened valves within the veins.
Why Spider Veins are a Problem
There are actually a lot of reasons for you to despise your spider veins, and all of them are valid! Spider veins can cause pain and discomfort in many patients, but that is not the only reason to treat them. We want you to know that it is normal and common to feel not only self-conscious about visible veins but also to want to do something about them.
Feeling self-conscious about your spider veins is not just about vanity. It is about self-confidence. When you feel confident, it can improve many aspects of your life, from your personal well-being to your relationship to your career, among other things. These are not small aspects of your life, and you should feel empowered to make any changes to your appearance that will improve your self-esteem and quality of life. That includes getting treatment for spider and varicose veins that affect how you feel about your appearance.
Varicose veins cause pain and throbbing more often than spider veins, but spider veins have also been known to cause discomfort. Some common complaints when it comes to spider veins include:
- Burning Sensation
You should not have to live with any discomfort due to your spider veins.
Preserve Your Vein Health
Most visible veins are more of a cosmetic concern or a quality of life concern and are not a threat to your overall health. However, some vascular problems do mean a higher risk of health problems, such as blood clots. You may be at a higher risk for developing these health concerns if you have visible varicose or spider veins. Getting your veins evaluated by an expert is always a good idea. The sooner you know your risks for cardiovascular problems, the sooner you can take steps to make improvements.
Several vein treatments are out there to easily and quickly remove spider and varicose veins. Which treatment is best for your case should be determined by an expert treatment provider. Many patients are nervous that vein treatments are invasive or painful. This is simply not the case. Vein therapies are outpatient procedures that involve minimal discomfort and very little recovery time.
Laser vein therapy is safe and comfortable. It can be used all over the body, not just on the legs. It is effective on many types of veins as well as other types of skin discoloration. This treatment is highly effective with minimal downtime.
Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment that targets visible veins. A specially formulated solution is injected directly into the problem vein to stop blood flow. The vein eventually breaks down and is reabsorbed into the body naturally. Like laser vein treatment, this option is relatively quick, simple, and requires minimal downtime.
If you are ready to find out which spider vein treatment option is best for you so that you can feel better and look better, contact our office today.