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Spider veins are a troublesome nuisance that can wreak havoc on your self-esteem. The itching, burning, and stinging they come with can make everyday life a challenge. While you may think that spider veins are just something you have to live with, you have options that can help get your self-esteem back. Here are a few ways you can treat spider veins and recover your peace of mind.

What Causes Spider Veins?

It may seem as if spider veins have appeared on your body out of nowhere, but several factors can cause them to present themselves. First, as we age, the body goes through many changes. One of the most noticeable changes your body goes through is the weakening of the arterial walls. When this happens, veins begin to protrude to the top layer of the skin, making them more noticeable.

Also, your family history plays a crucial role in developing spider veins. If your parents and several other family members have varicose or spider veins, there is a strong chance that you may develop them in the future. 

In addition to family history and age, several other factors can cause spider veins, which include:

  • Standing for long periods
  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting for long periods
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Injuries

Treating Spider Veins

Some people believe that spider veins are a part of aging that they simply must accept, or they may fear that the process of getting rid of them is too painful, but there are many non-invasive ways to address them. 

One innovative method of treating spider veins is a procedure called Sclerotherapy. Although the name may sound intimidating to some, Sclerotherapy procedures provide recipients with a safe, effective way to get rid of spider veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution into troublesome veins to collapse them from within. Once the veins collapse, the body absorbs them the eliminates them through natural processes. Some patients report that their spider veins fade after one treatment, but others may need several treatments to see results. Factors like these depend on your situation and how your body responds to treatment. 

If you have spider veins and want to learn more about how you can eliminate them, please give our office a call. Schedule your consultation by calling us today at (859) 710-9886.

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