Before we move on to give you the precise answer to how to get rid of spider veins, let us look at this video from CoLaz.
There are effective treatments that can eliminate or slow the progression of those unsightly veins so you can feel confident no matter what you are wearing.
Although this condition is very similar to varicose veins, spider veins are usually benign and do not pose any health risks since they only affect the small blood vessels.
Sometimes they can cause itching, burning, or even a dull pain, but discomfort is generally very mild.
Treatment for Spider Veins
Compression Stockings Compression stockings apply pressure to the veins and can reduce the appearance of spider veins by preventing the swelling and pooling of blood.
There are three different grades available: support hose, over-the-counter compression hose, and prescription compression hose, so you can choose whichever is best for your situation.
This treatment is most effective on mild to moderate cases. Although they can help reduce the appearance and spread of spider veins, compression stockings will not get rid of spider veins.
Sclerotherapy This is the oldest and most common medical treatment to get rid of spider veins, although laser therapy is increasing in popularity but as a cosmetic treatment. With sclerotherapy, a chemical solution is injected into the affected blood vessels, causing the weakened veins to collapse and seal shut so that blood can no longer flow through them.
The collapsed veins are absorbed by the body and the blue/purple/red lines will completely disappear in about 2-4 weeks. This procedure is virtually painless, although some people may experience mild redness, stinging, bruising at the injection site, or spots and darkening around the treated area. All these side-effects are usually minimal and disappear quickly.
Using Advanced Electrolysis to Treat Spider Veins An extremely thin sterilised disposable needle is used connected to a special electrolysis unit which produces a tiny electrical charge. The electrical charge will be passed into the needle. The needle is inserted into the spider veins, one by one, and the electrical current is applied.
There is a small amount of discomfort during this procedure but it is not unbearable. The electrical current produces enough heat to cauterise or seal the veins, which prevents any more blood flow through them. Once sealed, the vein is effectively useless, and may be simply reabsorbed, or removed, by the body.
The Spider Veins treatment sessions typically last for up to one hour, and it is likely that more than one session will be required to ensure complete removal with the first session taking the longest. The removal is permanent and the treated veins will not recur once they have been destroyed by the electrolysis.
However, treatment will not prevent new spider veins from forming anywhere else, as it is a localised treatment specific to spider veins that have already formed. Following treatment, there may be some redness and scabbing but this should disappear within ten days.
The treatment that is best for you will depend on many factors including skin type and severity of the condition.
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