Spider veins are unsightly red or blue veins that appear close to the surface of the skin. A cousin to varicose veins, the lacy, web-like discoloration is the result of blood flowing back into the vein where it should not. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins can happen in anyone, at any time, in any location of the body, even when that person is otherwise healthy. Some believe the backflow of blood happens as a result of prolonged standing, spending too much time in the sun or obesity. In most cases, this vein disorder is considered harmless and treating it is purely a cosmetic procedure.
The question is…
How do spider veins go away?
The answer for spider vein treatment largely depends on their cause. If backflow into the vein and weakened vein walls is caused by pregnancy or obesity, many times the spider veins will resolve themselves within a few months of losing weight or having the baby. If these veins appear as the result of aging, they may become a permanent fixture in the body.
Shape Magazine posted an article on home remedies for getting rid of the red and blue lines in your legs and face. These can range from drinking apple cider vinegar to eating horse chestnuts and ginger. However, the only way to permanently get rid of them is through vein treatment by a premiere vein specialist. They will use a combination of laser therapy and sclerotherapy to collapse the vein causing the blue or red tint on the surface of the skin. Using a state-of-the-art laser, the vein receives a concentration of electrical energy that causes it to collapse entirely. The vein is then injected with a liquid solution that causes the walls of the vein to stick together and seal shut. Many people are concerned about losing the use of the unsightly vein in their leg, but the body quickly re-routes the blood flow to another, stronger vein. Vein treatment can be done in a doctor’s office and usually in less than 30 minutes.
For more information on how you can get rid of unsightly spider veins in your legs or face, contact Kimmel Institute for a consultation.