Mar 15 2018

The change of seasons means that it’s time to bring out your favorite springtime fashions. If you are a little selective about your wardrobe because you have embarrassing spider and varicose veins, we can help. Treatments eliminate the damaged veins, and we can also recommend ways that you can prevent spider and varicose veins in the future.

 The Culprit Behind Those Unsightly Veins

Spider and varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency, a clinical term that describes an abnormal blood flow through the veins of the body. Healthy veins have a valve that prevents the blood from flowing backward as it returns to the heart. These valves may not work properly for many reasons. The backflow of blood causes the veins to swell and make them more visible at the surface of the skin.

Signs Of Spider And Varicose Veins

Spider veins appear as web-like vessels just below the surface of your skin. The veins may have a red, blue or purple color. Varicose veins are more prominent. These veins bulge just below the skin and may be accompanied by:

  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Burning
  • Cramping

Spider veins does not pose a medical concern, but varicose veins may lead to complications, such as ulcers, blood clots, and eczema.

Treatment Options For Spider And Varicose Veins

The first step in your treatment of spider and varicose veins is to confirm that the veins are not caused by a medical condition that requires attention. Treating the veins without addressing the cause may result in additional veins being damaged in the future. Treatment options for spider and varicose veins include:

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Ablation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy

Each of these options has different recovery requirements, and we will discuss the procedures in detail during your appointment.

Preventing Spider And Varicose Veins

Making some easy changes to your lifestyle can reduce the likelihood of developing spider and varicose veins in the future.

  • Take breaks from sitting and standing for prolonged periods.
  • Exercise regularly. Walking is a great way to prevent venous insufficiency.
  • Elevate your legs while relaxing at home.
  • Women should alternate between high heels and flat shoes throughout the week.
  • Maintain a healthy weight and nutrition schedule.
  • Use compression stockings to support proper blood flow.

Learn More About Treatments For Spider And Varicose Veins. Contact Potozkin MD Skincare Center.

To learn more about treatments for spider veins and varicose veins, as well as treatment for wrinkles, acneskin cancer and other conditions, contact Potozkin MD Skincare Center to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located in Danville, California, and you can reach us directly at (925) 838-4900.

*Results may vary from person to person

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