Articles Tagged: Spider veins
Posted on March 16, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko
Unfortunately for many of you spider veins are a reality. The blue-ish veins are visible through the skin on the legs.
Spider veins can be troubling for many for aesthetic reasons. So right now, while a lot of the U.S. is still wearing pants due to winter weather temperatures, it is a good time to start treating these veins before beach season starts. In addition, treatment usually means patients need to limit their sun exposure for up to two months.
Why do veins become a problem in our legs?
Veins help blood flow upwards, which, as we all know, is a nothing short of a miracle thanks to gravity. Therefore, leg veins are more susceptible to faulty valve functioning. Pressure on the walls of veins will cause stretching and weakening. Eventually, it will reduce the functionality of a vein.
Do women have to worry more about spider veins?
Actually, yes. They are more prone to spider veins. This is due in part to pregnancy. Pregnancy means weight gain and changes in hormones. Yet men can also get abnormal veins, as well.
Other risk factors, besides pregnancy, include obesity/weight gain, leg-related illnesses, aging, prior injuries or prolonged periods of standing. Genetics can also be a factor.
What do spider veins feel like?
Unfortunately, there can be a throbbing feeling. The veins can also produce:
• Rashes and Redness
Your Laser Skin Care uses the latest technology to treat spider veins. Our Laser Vein Therapy is a safe and effective treatment. We can also address other skin concerns, such as birthmarks, port wine stains and rosacea. Our Yag laser utilizes high-intensity light to penetrate skin tissue. It delivers heat to the targeted areas while protecting the upper layers of skin with cryogen. There are minimal side effects. For more information please visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com.
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Posted on June 3, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko
Spider veins are usually harmless, although they can sometimes cause some aching and pain. They often appear in shades of red, purple, and blue. These dilated blood vessels can be seen through the skin and can be twisted or appear in clusters. Spider veins are extremely common among women. The Cleveland Clinic estimates that approximately 60 percent of women suffer from spider veins.
Why Spider Veins Appear:
There are a number of reasons spider veins develop. During pregnancy women often develop spider veins. Too much exposure to the sun can also be the cause of spider veins among fair skinned people. Other reported causes include sedentary lifestyle, prolonged standing, obesity, constricting clothing and trauma.
Treatment Options for Spider Veins:
Treatment options for spider veins can range from lifestyle changes to medical treatments.
Here are some of the ways to treat and prevent spider veins:
1. Lifestyle changes can help preventing spider veins especially among women. Women can prevent spider veins by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and proper maintenance of the skin.
2. Surgery is another way to manage spider veins. This option is usually invasive, costly, and should only be considered as a last resort.
3. Laser vein therapy is one of the most commonly used treatment options for removing spider veins. There are variety of laser treatment options available for patients seeking vein therapy. One of the well-known laser treatment options is known as the Yag laser. This laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates the skin tissue and delivers controlled amounts of heat to the targeted blood vessels. Laser vein therapy is typically a preferred option because it is less invasive.
For more information on spider vein treatment options call us at 323 525 1516 and schedule a free consultation today.