Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins:
Spider veins are thin, blue vessels, immediately under the skin. Although they look unpleasant, these veins are generally harmless. Varicose veins, on the other hand, are rope-like, and protruding. They can cause a number of issues, such as fatigue, swelling of the extremities, and discomfort. Hormonal changes, lack of exercise, sun exposure, and genetics can all contribute to development of both spider and varicose veins.
What you need to know about spider veins:
1. Men can get spider veins, too.
While up to 80% of all spider veins are seen in women, men are not immune to their occurrence.
2. Spider veins can occur all over the body.
The most common areas for spider veins are the legs and the face. However they can be seen along the buttocks, vagina, and the arms, as well.
3. Genetics play a key role in spider vein development.
Genetics are a strong determiner for who will get spider veins; and can be inherited from either side of your family.
4. Exercises can help prevent spider veins.
Since the pooling of blood contributes to the appearance of spider and varicose veins, regular exercise is important to their prevention.
5. Once veins have formed, there is no ‘at home’ treatment.
The only way to improve the look of spider or varicose veins is with the help of an experienced physician
6. Spider veins are easily treated.
Spider veins can be reduced through Laser Vein Therapy. The in-office treatment successfully erases veins using a concentrated laser beam, causing the vein to collapse and become reabsorbed.
Take a closer look at your spider veins. If you are unhappy with their appearance, or are unsure if they veins are varicose, schedule a consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. An expert aesthetician can perform a fast evaluation, explain your trouble area, and establish the best treatment for you; potentially including Laser Vein Therapy. Contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at 281.810.9083 to get more information.