Many women find that wearing short skirts or dresses brings out their spider veins, which makes wearing such clothing a source of constant annoyance. But now we’ll look at ways to eliminate those unsightly spider veins for good.
If a person has spider veins in their legs, it’s quite likely that they also have varicose veins, as the former is an outward symptom of the latter. They could be veins on the surface, or they could be deeper in the body and invisible.
Larger parts of veins form when they are unable to effectively drain pools of blood and return oxygen-poor blood to the heart. An entirely new blood vessel forms as a result of the outward force of the accumulated blood (spider veins). The prevalence of varicose veins is not novel or unusual; it is estimated that about 30% of the population experiences some kind of this condition.
Discuss your spider vein treatment options with a specialized doctor.
In what ways may spider veins pose a health risk?
Absolutely not by themselves, no. Spider veins are a common cosmetic red flag that there may be deeper vein issues in the legs. You may not realize that the spider veins you see are related to the heaviness, weariness, swelling, or throbbing in your legs that might be caused by venous issues. Some patients undergo treatment for spider veins only to learn that their symptoms were far more severe than they had originally believed.
Though spider veins are often dismissed as only an aesthetic bother, they can cause uncomfortable and even severe symptoms and can point to deeper vein issues that need to be addressed.
So, how do you treat spider veins?
You could either try one of the various treatments or supplements that claim to get rid of spider veins, so you can wear short skirts again, or you could simply cover them up with makeup. But there is very little proof that they will help you. Several of the research papers examining dietary supplements have been reviewed. Spider veins will not disappear and may even spread if the underlying reason isn’t treated medically.
Talking to a phlebologist, who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein problems including spider veins and varicose veins, is your best bet when looking for vein treatment to get rid of spider veins.