Spider Veins - 1

Updated on: August 18, 2014
While Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and scores of other celebrities boast of the advantages of turning 50 and getting older, what they don't tell you is all of the little health issues that are bundled in the "New 40" or the "Getting Older is Better," slogans. For many people, turning 50 means spider veins, and they have start to change how they dress so that they can cover up these annoying signs of aging.

But like Oprah and Ellen and all of the other celebrities out there, you can take charge of your looks, you can choose to get rid of your spider veins. You can choose to have a cosmetic procedure done that will help you erase the signs of aging caused by spider veins.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these minute veins are linked to your larger venous system, they are not a necessary part of it. Spider veins are caused by swollen and dilated, small veins under the skin. When the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall, spider veins appear. In women, the ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced when the body's estrogen level drops.

Leg vein treatment, sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and your self confidence, but it's impractical to think that every vein that is treated will fade away completely as a result of treatment. After each sclerotherapy session, the veins will start to get lighter and lighter. Two or more sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results. You should know that treatment can only be performed on the veins that can be seen and it does not prevent new veins from appearing in the future.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in your area that can help you get rid of those unsightly veins so you can take charge of your appearance and enjoy the "New 40." If you are experiencing problems with spider veins you can find a Vein Treatment Center in your area now.

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