6 Ways to Dissipate Your Spider Veins
If you have spider veins, you know that they can be very frustrating and sometimes physical problems. These veins are extremely common, affecting women slightly more often than men. Veins like these are often the result of standing or sitting for long periods, allowing the pressure in the veins to increase. There is also a range of other risk factors such as obesity, birth control pills, and genetics.
If you have noticed unsightly spider veins on your legs, there are some steps you can take to say goodbye to them for good. Here are six spider vein treatments that can reduce the appearance of existing veins or prevent them from forming in the first place.
1. Take the Pressure Off Your Legs
Do what you can to give your legs a break. For example, if your job requires you to stand for a long time, try to avoid standing in one place. Every half hour or so, try to walk around for a few minutes. If you sit all day, such as at a desk in an office, use your breaks to stand up, stretch your legs, walk around, and get the blood flowing. Also, avoid crossing your legs when you sit, as this interferes with healthy blood flow.
2. Try Wearing Compression Stockings
Compression stockings help relieve pressure and improve circulation in your legs. You can find a range of compression stockings on the market including support pantyhose and over-the-counter or prescription-strength gradient stockings (stockings that provide a little more pressure than regular support pantyhose). Speak with your doctor for recommendations before buying compression stockings.
3. Elevate Your Legs
You can give your legs a break and prevent or treat spider veins by taking the time to rest with your legs elevated. This position removes the pressure off your legs and helps with circulation. Whenever you’re relaxing at home, prop your feet up on a chair or pillow. You can also sleep with your legs elevated on an extra pillow to support healthy blood circulation as you sleep.
4. Get Regular Exercise
Maintaining a regular exercise routine can help ensure optimal flow and keep your body strong and healthy overall. Try taking daily walks along with more strenuous cardio such as swimming or jogging. Also, make strength training a priority using weights, bands, or your bodyweight.
The measures listed above are primarily preventative, but if you already have veins you’d like to remove, sclerotherapy offers a way forward. Generally viewed as the best treatment for these veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a special solution into the vein. This procedure causes the vein to swell and collapse. Then, the body absorbs it naturally, and it is no longer visible under the skin. Sclerotherapy is a fast and simple procedure that requires minimal downtime.
6. Cosmetic Laser Treatment
In cosmetic laser treatment, laser energy is applied to the skin, causing these veins to shrink. This type of laser treatment takes between 15 and 60 minutes depending on the severity of the problem and the size of the area targeted. Although laser treatment is permanent, it cannot stop the natural aging process, so repeated procedures are usually necessary to maintain the diminished appearance of these veins. If you have small- to medium-sized problem veins, cosmetic laser treatment may be right for you.
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