Spider Veins: Formation, Treatment, Prevention

Legs with Spider VeinsSpider veins got its name because of its web-like appearance. These thin, multi-colored veins usually appear in the face or legs. There’s no direct health hazard, but these can be a nuisance to the eyes. Sometimes, spider veins are a symptom of an even greater venous condition, so it always pays to get checked by a professional.

How does it form and how can it be treated?

Spider veins form when the blood does not flow properly to the heart or does a “back-up.” It can also be caused by hormonal changes, exposure to sunlight, and a product of injuries. Spider veins are a product of weak or damaged veins and have technically no cure for it.

Luckily, as Abella Health noted, there are many spider vein treatment methods in Miami today. Two of which are sclerotherapy and laser.

A saline solution is injected on the visible vein to close it permanently. This will allow the blood to reroute to a healthier vein and therefore removing the appearance of spider veins. This method is called sclerotherapy. Laser surgery is less invasive, on the other hand, and works by sending strong bursts of light into the vein. This allows the vein to slowly fade or disappear.

While there are ways to manage the appearance of spider veins, as mentioned earlier, there’s no cure for weak veins. Thus, there is always a possibility of coming back despite the treatment.

How can it be prevented?

There is no better way to prevent spider veins from coming back than by working with your doctor regularly. Having regular check-ups can detect the possibility of formation early on. Also, using compression stockings, as well as maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle will definitely help prevent spider veins from forming once again.

There might be no cure for spider veins, but discipline and modern medicine can definitely help make it manageable.