Do you have tiny bluish, red or purple veins just below the surface of your skin? These veins appear anywhere on the face and body, but they tend to appear in areas where other people can see them. The veins may not be a medical concern, yet you may want to consider treatment for the spider veins due to the aesthetics of the problem.
What are Spider Veins?
Approximately half of all adults will be affected by spider veins at some point in their lives, so the condition is very common. You have tiny vessels in your skin that are invisible for most of your life, but the veins become visible when the blood does not flow through the veins properly. Each vessel has a valve that moves the blood back to the heart. When the valve fails, the blood collects in the vein. As the vein swells from the blood, it gradually becomes visible.
What Do Spider Veins Occur on the Body?
Spider veins are most common on the feet, legs, and ankles where the blood flow must overcome the greatest effects of gravity. The face is the second most common area that develops spider veins.
What Can I Do About Spider Veins?
Although spider veins do not necessarily require medical treatment, many people are uncomfortable with the aesthetics of the problem. Dr. Wright recommends two treatments for spider veins.
Both treatments are non-invasive, quick and comfortable.
Do Spider Veins Come Back After Treatment?
Treatments for spider veins destroy the damaged veins, and your body re-routes the blood through the surrounding healthy veins. If those healthy veins fail, you may develop new spider veins. You can take some steps to reduce the likelihood of developing new spider veins.
- Lose weight
- Eat a healthier diet
- Take breaks when standing or sitting for prolonged periods
- Stop smoking
- Elevate your legs
- Give your feet a break from high heeled shoes
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To learn more about spider vein treatment, laser hair removal, neck rejuvenation and our other services, contact Dr. Fiona Wright. We are conveniently located in Plano, Texas, and you can contact us directly at (972) 608-0808.