Worried about Spider Veins? First impressions do count and we know that. This is exactly why cosmetic companies produce so many beauty products. As we want to impress by looking beautiful, we spend thousands of dollars on cosmetic products on our face, body, and legs and we hope for the best.
But age, hormones, and lifestyle can really put a nasty spin on your body. One of the most common problems that almost all women have to deal with is spider veins spreading out over the face or over the legs. In recent years, researchers have noted that lifestyle and dietary changes have resulted in younger women developing the condition on their face, upper thighs, knee joints, ankles, and on their legs. The condition seems to be more common in the 25-35 age group and increases in frequency and distribution as women age.
How do spider veins look like and are there any symptoms?
Spider veins and varicose veins are more common in women. Patients will usually notice small dilated capillaries in areas below the waist. For women, the most common areas for these dilated vessels are usually on the lower legs and in the calf region. They usually look like small dilated reddish lines or spots that are located just underneath the surface of the skin. Sometimes they also look like blue or purple dilated worms that are distributed on the surface of the skin. If you are light-skinned, they are very prominent and they can be quite noticeable in direct sunlight.
Why do spider veins occur?
There are many reasons for the formation of dilated veins. However, they used to appear in women after the age of 40. Now, they appear even in women in their early 20s. Doctors state that poor diet, heredity, hormonal shifts, weight gain, and activities that involve prolonged sitting and standing are the main reasons why dilated vessels are appearing earlier in women.
Can they be treated?
Yes, they can be treated and the spider vein treatment Pflugerville treatment process is quite simple. Most doctors recommend the use of sclerotherapy and laser therapy to remove the dilated veins. Doctors will assess the dilated veins and then inject a single sclerosing agent or a combination of agents into the dilated veins. The medication causes the vein to harden and eventually shrink and disappear with time. European companies have already started using a revolutionary new sclerosant called polidocanol which is awaiting FDA approval in the US. This medication works faster and has fewer side effects than any other sclerosant in the market at present. Apart from sclerotherapy, patients can also opt for radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser treatment which have equally good results.
Results and side effects
All of these treatments have great effects but they do have their side effects and risks. We recommend that you consult with a doctor before starting treatment. Once the doctor has completed a whole-body medical evaluation, you can get the condition treated. Combine the treatment with lifestyle changes like weight loss, low-salt, low-fiber diets to ensure that the spider’s veins do not recur.
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