Medical professionals are still uncertain about the exact causes of spider veins, especially when trying to explain why some people develop more than others. Some contribute spider veins to your family genes—if your dad had a lot, so will you. Others attribute increased spider vein development to increased stress on the legs, explaining why those who work on their feet (servers, nurses, and others) typically have more. While we don’t have all the answers, we do have a few words of advice to help you keep spider veins at bay as much as possible.
- Exercise on a regular basis—a habit that would prevent many more problems besides spider veins. Exercising gets the blood pumping through your legs and prevents your veins from breaking down.
- Change your position often. When you have to sit for a long period of time (like at the office) try to take get up and move around at least every hour. If you have to stand for long, try to find times to sit.
- Wear compression hose. You can ask your dermatologist about graduated compression hose; these are hose that maintain gradual pressure from your feet up, improving circulation and preventing the formation of new spider veins. That’s why these are so common for patients of our spider vein removal procedure in Austin.
- Use sunscreen. Usually your dermatologist hassles you about sunscreen for your face; but protecting any part of your body from the sun can reduce your risk of spider veins, especially if you have fair skin.
Following these tips should prevent excessive spider veins from spreading across your legs. But when it comes down to it, the majority of people develop at least a few over the course of their lives. That’s why we don’t just offer advice for prevention—we offer effective spider vein removal treatment in Austin, as well as service for those in Lakeway, Round Rock and surrounding areas. We use a sclerosing agent to irritate the inside of the offending vein; soon scar tissue forms and cuts off blood flow, causing the vein to die and disappear from the skin’s surface. It’s a painless, easy process that will fade those unsightly spider veins in no time. Call Dr. Ted Lain today to find out more about the spider vein removal options available to you now in Austin.