Removing Spider Veins - 1

Updated on: August 18, 2014
As we get older, many of us tend to notice small clusters of reddish purple veins on our thighs, calves and/or ankles. Just seeing them might make us want to cover our legs and become self-conscious when going out in public. Do not fret there is help in removing spider veins.

What causes spider veins?

There are several factors that can contribute to developing spider veins. Some of these include genetics, pregnancy, weight gain, hormones, work or activities that involve prolonged sitting or standing.

Sometimes spider veins can cause problems such as aching, a feeling of heaviness, night cramps, or itching. However, you can have spider veins and have no symptoms at all.

Benefits of removing spider veins

There are dozens of reasons people opt to remove spider veins, no matter what the problem there are benefits after removal.

• Improving the appearance of you skin.

• Increasing your self-confidence and the look of your legs.

• Resolving the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins.

One form of removing spider veins treatment is performed with lasers that make use of high energy focused light. Vascular lasers target the hemoglobin in the blood destroying the blood vessel and leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.

Another removing spider veins treatment is called intense pulsed light therapy that is very similar to a laser, but uses broadband light instead of focused light. The broadband light destroys the blood vessel and also doesn't harm the surrounding tissue and there is less purpura.

In most instances anesthesia is not necessary, but there may be some soreness. Bruising and swelling may occur after EVLT laser treatment or IPL treatment, and small scabs and swelling may be seen after laser treatment.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in your area that can help you with removing spider veins and discuss vein removal further with you. If you are experiencing problems with spider and/or varicose veins you can find a Vein Treatment Center in your area now. is a leading resource for removing spider veins information. Search for a vein clinic near you today!

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