Eliminate Spider Veins ­– For Good!

Start Feeling Confident in Your Own Skin

If you’ve ever experienced unsightly veins on your legs, you’ll know the urge to keep covered up 24/7.

Or maybe you have red/purple spidery veins scattered across your face, making it difficult to feel confident leaving the house without makeup.

Either way, visible thready veins anywhere on the body are a common annoyance for many adults.

But what exactly are they?

Spider veins are small, damaged veins that typically appear on the surface of the face or legs.

Similar to varicose veins, spider veins are no longer able to push blood back to the heart correctly. However, there is one key distinction between varicose veins and spider veins – their size.

Varicose veins are much larger and deeper than spider veins and can look like bulging cords beneath the skin. Spider veins, on the other hand, are more superficial blood vessels just beneath the surface of the skin.

Spider veins are mainly considered an aesthetic condition, as they are typically painless and do not usually pose any health risk. However, they can be a source of embarrassment for those who are prone to them.

What Do They Look Like
and Why Do We Get Them?

Spider veins can either be red, blue, or purple, and look like thin lines, webs, or branches on your skin. They are most common in women.

So, what causes spider veins in the first place?

Spider veins occur when small blood vessels burst, typically due to increased pressure or sun damage.

However, some additional factors put you at higher risk for developing them, such as:

Age

As you age, your risk of developing spider veins tends to increase. The reason for this is that aging leads to wear and tear on your veins.

Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the volume of blood in your body increases in order to support the baby growing inside you. This – along with hormonal changes during pregnancy – can lead to spider veins.

Family History

Spider veins are considered a genetic condition, so if members of your family have them, there is a stronger likelihood that you will develop them as well.

Standing or Sitting for Long Periods of Time

If your job requires you to sit or stand in the same position for long periods of time, it can affect your blood flow, leading to spider veins.

Leg Injury

Any kind of trauma to the legs can result in damage to the veins. This includes sports injuries, workplace injuries, or accidents.

Prolonged Exposure to Heat

Whether it’s from the sun, hot baths, or even frequent leg waxing, exposing your skin to excess amounts of heat can lead to broken capillaries, resulting in spider veins.

What Can Be Done About This Condition?

Fortunately, even if you have a strong family history of spider veins, there are ways to prevent them from occurring. This includes:

  • Regular exercise
  • Eating a high-fibre, low-sodium diet
  • Keeping your legs elevated when resting
  • Changing your sitting or standing position regularly
  • Wearing support stockings

  • Avoiding excessive sun exposure
  • Avoiding wearing high heels
  • Not crossing your legs when sitting
  • Avoiding standing for long periods of time

Can SKINS Help Me with My Condition?

While prevention is the best way to keep your legs and face free of spider veins, sometimes, despite your best efforts, they show up anyways, and can be impossible to get rid of on your own.

Thankfully, here at SKINS, we’ve got you covered, and can help make spider veins a thing of the past, allowing you to feel more confident and secure when exposing your skin.

Here are our top recommendations for treatments offered at our clinics that can help eliminate spider veins.

Laser Vein Removal

For stubborn spider veins on the legs and face, the most effective course of treatment is laser therapy.

SKINS’ Cutera® Nd:YAG laser system helps treat these frustrating veins safely, easily, and most importantly, comfortably, and requires minimal downtime.

How it works is, the laser system delivers heat energy to these dilated blood vessels, forcing them to coagulate and collapse, and therefore dissolve as they are disposed of by the body.

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Cutera® Laser Genesis

This non-ablative treatment is ideal for treating facial veins and excess redness.

The system uses non-invasive laser technology to help remove spider veins and improve your skin’s natural collagen production, leading to an overall restored, glowing, and more youthful complexion.

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Compression Socks

For a non-laser alternative, SKINS also offers our clients compression sock fitting.

The Sigvaris compression stockings available through our clinics help to improve blood circulation, which can, as a result, prevent spider veins from occurring.