What Causes Spider Veins? (And How to Get Rid of Them with Cynosure’s EliteIQ laser treatments)

Whether you’re dealing with spider veins on your legs or spider veins on your face, they can definitely cause discomfort and self-consciousness.

Understanding what causes these pesky veins and how to treat and prevent them effectively is key to finding relief.

Let’s take a look at the causes of spider veins and your treatment options for getting rid of them:

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels that sit close to the skin’s surface. They create a pattern that resembles a spider’s web or tree branches.

They commonly appear on the legs and face, but they can also show up elsewhere on the body.

Unlike varicose veins, which are larger and often bulge, spider veins are usually smaller and may not cause any physical symptoms, such as pain and discomfort.

Why Am I Getting So Many Spider Veins?

There are different factors that can cause spider veins. Genetics play a significant role, meaning that if your family members have them, you’ll probably have them too.

Other factors include prolonged sitting or standing, hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, etc.), obesity, and a history of blood clots or conditions that put pressure on veins, such as wearing tight clothing.

How to Prevent Spider Veins

While not all spider veins can be prevented, certain lifestyle changes can definitely help reduce their occurrence and appearance:

  • Regular exercise
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Elevating your legs when resting
  • Avoiding prolonged sitting or standing
  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Wearing sunscreen

These can all contribute to healthier veins and skin.

How Do You Get Rid of Spider Veins Naturally?

While natural treatments for spider veins may not completely get rid of them, they can help slow down their progression and improve their appearance. Home remedies such as applying witch hazel or apple cider vinegar, massaging with essential oils, and eating foods rich in antioxidants and flavonoids may provide some relief.

Professional Spider Vein Treatment

If you are looking for immediate and effective results, professional spider vein treatments offer advanced solutions. At Velour Laser, we use Cynosure’s EliteIQ laser treatments.

This treatment uses state-of-the-art laser technology to target and destroy unwanted blood vessels while leaving surrounding skin unharmed.

This non-invasive procedure requires minimal downtime and can significantly reduce the appearance of spider veins, restoring your confidence and comfort!

Treat Your Spider Veins with Velour Laser

Spider veins are common, but they don’t have to be permanent. 

Whether you are looking for a natural remedy or professional treatment, there are plenty of options available to help you say goodbye to them for good!

If you’re ready to take the next step toward smoother, vein-free skin, contact Velour Laser today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced specialists.


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