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How to Get Rid of Spider Veins

If you have tiny blue and purple lines across the skin on your legs or face  – you’re likely living with spider veins. Believe it or not, millions of people struggle with these pesky veins and are unsure of where they come from or how to get rid of them.

Here at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, we’ve helped thousands of  patients in the Kansas City area say goodbye to their spider veins and enjoy a restored sense of confidence. Let’s dive deeper into why spider veins pop up and the various types of treatments that may eliminate them from your skin and life!

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What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are tiny, damaged veins that typically measure less than 1mm in diameter. They often arise in clusters on the surface of the legs. They can also appear on the face, primarily on the nose and cheeks. While spider veins don’t usually bring about any pain or harm, you shouldn’t ignore them as they may be a sign of a deeper venous issue. 

So why do you get spider veins? There are a number of factors that can contribute to this condition including heredity, obesity, hormonal changes during life events like pregnancy and menopause, and standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Spider Vein Treatment Options

Here’s a brief overview of several of the most effective spider vein treatments we offer: 

Sclerotherapy

Known as the gold standard in spider vein treatment, sclerotherapy involves injecting an FDA-approved solution directly into the vein through a small needle. The solution will affect the lining of the vein so that it collapses and eventually disappears. While sclerotherapy treatment plans vary, you’ll likely require a series of 3 to 5 treatments over the course of several months to enjoy optimal results. 

Laser Spider Vein Removal

Laser spider vein removal is just what it sounds like: a laser that is used to remove veins. During the treatment, we’ll place a special laser onto your skin. Although you may experience a pinch or rubber band snap, this is a sign that the laser is working and getting rid of your spider veins. The density, size, and severity of your spider veins will determine how many treatments you require. 

Veingogh

Veingogh is a newer vein treatment that works via microburst technology and eliminates the tiniest of spider veins on the face and nose – known as telangiectasia. This device uses heat to collapse damaged veins so that they fade away in time. Thanks to this cutting-edge microburst technology, we’re able to treat spider veins with greater precision and reduce the risk of damaging the surrounding tissues and vessels with heat. If you undergo Veingogh, you can expect heat to be applied to the affected vessel via a fiber that’s about the width of a human hair.

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Benefits of Spider Vein Treatments

No matter which spider vein treatment(s) Dr. Schwartz recommends for you, you’re sure to reap a number of benefits. First and foremost, you’ll feel more confident in your own skin because you won’t have pesky clusters of veins on your legs. This may encourage you to wear shorts, skirts, or dresses that you avoided in the past. Second, spider vein treatment may also resolve any mild pain or discomfort you’re used to when you sit or stand for a while.  Third, you can be confident that you are taking care of your health and staying on top of any potential vein-related issues, as large clusters of spider veins can sometimes indicate that there are larger issues going on deep within your venous system.

How to Prevent Spider Veins

Of course, it’s easier to prevent spider veins than it is to treat them. If you’d like to reduce their risk, there are a few ways you can improve blood flow in your legs and potentially stop them in their tracks. Here are our suggestions:

  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: Eat healthy and participate in regular exercise so you can stick to a healthy weight. Being overweight and obese can put you at a higher risk for spider veins than someone who is in shape.
  • Get Active: Even if you lead a busy lifestyle, make time for at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Prolonged periods of sitting and standing can cause spider veins and staying active is the ideal way to ensure proper blood flow to your legs. If your job requires you to sit or stand for a long time, take a break each hour and move around. 
  • Elevate Your Feet: Elevate your feet when you can so that gravity can allow your body to get the blood flowing to your heart more easily than when you are standing and gravity works against your veins. 
  • Try Compression Stockings: Compression stockings place pressure on your veins and increase blood flow from your legs. If you wear them, you can give your legs the boost they need to keep blood flowing.  We carry a large selection of compression hosiery and stockings in our practice and provide a professional fitting for them!

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Take the Next Step

If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for spider vein treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier vein center can improve your condition.

Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects.  The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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