Say Good-bye to Your Spider Veins: Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology

Posted by | April 07, 2017 | Spider Veins | No Comments

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You spend hours in the gym to improve your physique and you eat right to keep your body healthy, but one thing you cannot solve yourself are the spider veins that occur where you appreciate them the least. It’s not fun to show off your finely sculpted legs you have been toning in that new skirt if your legs are blighted by the unsightly appearance of spider veins. And worse, sometimes spider veins appear on your face and there is very little you can do to cover them. These veins can be embarrassing and for some people they are also painful, itchy and throb occasionally. The good news is, you do not have to live with this condition forever. There are effective treatments performed by Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology that can alleviate and solve this frustrating condition.

How spider veins occur

Not to be confused with varicose veins, which are large, raised and swollen blood vessels underneath the skin, spider veins are smaller, red or blue blood vessels that get their name from their spiderweb look. While spider veins are not dangerous and only rarely cause discomfort, they are an annoying blemish to the appearance of your skin. Over time, the valves within blood vessels weaken, causing the blood to pool and form the spiderwebbed pattern on your skin.

What makes you susceptible to spider veins

There are a number of risk factors when it comes to spider veins. Here are a few ways in which spider veins develop:

  • Genetics: Sometimes, no matter what you do to try and avoid them, you will still develop spider veins because they of a genetic predisposition you possess.
  • Obesity: Extra weight will cause stress to your blood vessels so keeping your weight within a healthy range decreases your chances.
  • Sun exposure: Sun can increase your chances for sun spots and wrinkles but it can also increase your chances for spider veins.
  • Sedentary lifestyle: An inactive lifestyle will promote spider veins. Sitting or standing for two long will cause blood to pool in parts of your body, thus by moving your blood flows better. When you are resting, elevate your legs to take the pressure off, allowing the blood to flow back to the heart.
  • Crossing your legs: Crossing your legs puts increased pressure on your blood vessles and the blood to pool in pockets within your legs.
  • Bad footwear: High heels should be used for special occasions. Wearing them often can squeeze the feet and cause the veins to be compromised in your legs. Low heeled shoes keep even pressure throughout the foot. Spider veins are not always preventable, but there are some things you can do to prevent their occurrence. Taking special care can decrease your chances.
  • Got spider veins? We can help!

    If spider veins are causing you grief, do not despair. Our team at Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology can help you get rid of this problem. Sciton Nd:Yag laser treatment for spider veins is an incredible tool which non-invasively vanishes these spidery, damaged veins. A consultation with our talented and experienced dermatologist will help determine the treatment specially tailored for your needs. We want you to feel comfortable and our goal is your complete satisfaction. Call us today to bring back your beautiful, clear skin again.

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