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.
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