The Latest on those Pesky Spider Veins
There is good news for women who are dying to put on a pair of shorts without feeling like you have to hide your legs. You can just say “no!” to long pants in the hot summer sun! Dr. David Goldberg has the solution to your spider vein problem.
Sclerotherapy (otherwise known as spider vein treatment) destroys the damaged vein and allows your body to re-route blood through healthier veins. Sclerotherapy is not painful, and it is a lot less scary than it sounds. In fact, spider vein treatment is extremely common and overall very easy to perform and recover from. If you do feel any pain or have any hesitation during the procedure, Dr. Goldberg can apply a topical or local anesthesia to help.
Dr. Goldberg will help you with your unique situation depending on the type of veins that appear on your body. Red spider veins are dealt with through the use of lasers, and blue veins are dealt with via sclerotherapy. A combination of these procedures may be used if required.
Avoiding Spider Veins
Though leg veins are discussed most often, spider veins can appear in many places on the body, and all can be handled in a similar manner.
Here are a couple good tips to follow to try to avoid spider veins:
1.) Wear sunscreen – Not only will sunscreen protect you from skin cancer and early skin aging like wrinkles and dark spots, but it will also help prevent spider veins – especially on the face.
2.) Get moving – Don’t stand or sit for too long without moving. Movement and exercise promote blood flow.
3.) Elevate your legs – Put your feet up to help take the pressure off your legs and feet and help blood drain back to your heart.
Spider veins treatments are great ways to give your legs a youthful appearance. Though the results of the treatment are permanent, it does not preclude you from developing new ones.