Can I Get Rid of My Spider Veins?

Branching, weblike “spider veins” often show up as the years pass. Your spider veins might look red, purple, or even blue. Sometimes spider veins develop on the face, but the most common place to see them is on your legs.

While your spider veins probably don’t cause any pain, and unlike varicose veins aren’t likely to pose a serious health risk, you might want them erased for cosmetic reasons. Reducing the appearance of spider veins is a popular anti-aging option.

At Premier Vascular of Yonkers, New York, we can help you address your spider veins. Here’s what you need to know about your spider vein treatment options.

Why do you see spider veins?

Your veins contain valves that control the flow of blood through your circulatory system. Strong valves keep blood moving in one direction, not allowing stagnation or backups. The valves in your veins can be negatively impacted by pressure or may weaken due to age.

Since the veins in your legs have to contend with the forces of gravity while blood flows up toward the heart, that’s a common place to see spider veins and varicose veins show up.

The tiny veins in your face can also become visible as spider veins, typically due to sun damage or small blood vessels bursting under increased pressure. Forceful sneezing, coughing, and vomiting can all cause the appearance of facial spider veins.

You’re more likely to develop spider veins if you have a family history of them, or if you’ve been pregnant. Being overweight can also increase your risk of spider veins. And in general, women are more likely to see spider veins than men.

Erasing your spider veins

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, in that both are a type of venous insufficiency, but spider veins are typically smaller and closer to the skin surface than varicose veins. Treatments for varicose veins and spider veins are similar, although you’re not likely to ever need surgical treatment for spider veins.

If you’re uncomfortable with the appearance of your spider veins, you have treatment options to restore your skin to even smoothness. Your confidence and self-esteem may be improved by these cosmetic treatments, too.

If you have spider veins in your legs, you can wear compression stockings or socks to support healthy blood flow and help prevent more spider veins from forming. Our team at Premier Vascular can recommend the right compression product for your unique needs.

We can also use other in-office treatments to treat your spider veins. These include:

To find out more about the best way for you to get rid of your spider veins this spring, get in touch with Premier Vascular today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment at one of our offices in Yonkers or Jackson Heights, New York, by calling now, or using the online tool to book.

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