If you’ve been avoiding wearing shorts, skirts, or any other form of clothing in an attempt to hide your spider veins, you may need the help of Musick Dermatology. Spider veins can be an unsightly, embarrassing, and annoying disorder to deal with. If you’ve been wondering how to treat your spider veins, or if you’re worried you may get them and want to know how to prevent them, then keep reading.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins, also known medically as telangiectasias, are injured blood vessels that reside just beneath the surface of your skin which is what makes them so visible. Spider veins get their name for their clustered and webbed appearance. Because of how plentiful blood vessels are in the body, spider veins can be found anywhere on the body though there are some common areas for them. These areas are the legs and face. Though typically harmless, spider veins can worsen in size, shape, and color and can be a sign of a disorder known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Make sure to consult a doctor about your spider veins just to make sure it is purely a cosmetic issue for you. Because of how effective treatment is at getting rid of them, most people opt in for treatment.
Can You Prevent Spider Veins?
Unfortunately, there is no way to 100% prevents spider veins; however, there are lifestyle changes you can implement to help decrease your odds of getting them. Losing weight, keeping a consistent diet and exercise routine, and not sitting still for extended periods of time can all help lower the risk of spider veins.
How To Treat Spider Veins
At Musick Dermatology, we know how annoying spider veins can be which is why we offer two effective spider vein treatments: sclerotherapy and laser treatment. Both treatments are effective and have been shown to have great results. If you’re wondering which is the right treatment for you and are near the Swansea, IL area, make sure to come in for a complimentary consultation. Give us a call to set up an appointment today at 618-628-2588 today. We’d love to be able to help!