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Make Spider Veins a Thing of the Past

Posted April 23, 2018 in Spider Veins

With summer right around the corner, women everywhere are preparing to pull out their shorts, sundresses, and bikinis. While this is generally a joyful activity, it can be marred if you suffer from unsightly spider veins on your legs or face, which are often called telangiectasias. While these veins are harmless, they can be damaging to your self-image and confidence. This summer, stop hiding your spider veins under layers of clothing and allow yourself to show your skin off with pride.

Spider veins on leg

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins appear as blue, red, or purple networks of veins just beneath the skin that often resemble spider webs or tree branches. These veins are dilated superficial blood vessels that experience a backup of blood that creates increased pressure in the veins.

How Are Spider Veins Caused?

Spider veins have many causes, including:

  • Heredity: You are more prone to develop spider veins if your family members have them.
  • Hormonal changes: Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause might cause you to develop these veins.
  • Activity level: People who tend to either stand or sit for extended periods of time are more likely to develop spider veins.
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Physical injuries

Spider veins are also known to result from the natural course of aging. Since the valves in veins weaken as you age, the chance of developing spider veins is heightened with age.

What Are My Options?

While there are many different options for treating spider veins, laser treatments have gained popularity for their ability to lessen the appearance of these veins quickly and with little discomfort. Here at Aspire Medispa, we are proud to offer laser treatments to treat those unwanted veins.

  • The Vbeam Perfecta® laser is a pulsed-dye laser that delivers bursts of light that gets absorbed by the blood vessels on both the face and legs. This light allows the veins to disappear slowly. Results with this laser begin to show immediately following your initial session. There may be some minor bruising after treatments of the telangiectasias of the face or spider veins of the legs.