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Spider Veins: Why they Appear and How to Treat Them
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Apr 22, 2022

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Este Medical Group

Spider veins – also called thread veins and Telangiectasias in medical terms – can be tricky to deal with.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are incredibly common and tend to affect us as we age. They get their name because of their appearance – as they look like a thin red spiderweb on the skin.

The most common areas to see these thread veins are as spider veins on face and spider veins on legs. They can be problematic to treat and difficult to cover up, and many people choose to avoid showing off their skin when spider veins are present.

What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider veins are caused by the pooling of small amounts of blood in veins that are close to the skin. It’s not known entirely why this happens, but it could be down to one of the following factors:

  1. Ageing
  2. Trauma to the body
  3. Weight gain or obesity
  4. Fluctuating hormones
  5. Hereditary makeup

How to Prevent Spider Veins

Wondering, ‘how to fix spider veins?’ Well, the old saying goes that ‘prevention is better than cure’. With that in mind, there are certain home remedies for spider veins that you can try before deciding to opt for spider veins treatment. These include:

  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Avoiding standing or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a healthy diet and losing weight if you’re overweight
  • Ditching the high heels
  • Keeping your salt intake to a minimum
  • Boosting the amount of fibre you eat

How to get rid of Spider Veins

If you’ve found that the home remedies you’ve tried haven’t done what you’d hoped they would and your spider veins are still sticking around and looking unsightly, you could consider laser treatment for spider veins.

Laser treatment for spider veins involves the use of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) which is directed at the veins. It’s a quick and easy process and is sometimes done in conjunction with another spider vein treatment – sclerotherapy.

Small spider veins on nose, or another area of your face, may disappear immediately after just one treatment. However, larger thread veins may take a little longer to respond to treatment. One session of spider vein treatment itself generally takes less than an hour to complete.

If you’re wondering, ‘do spider veins go away permanently?’ we’d love to be able to give you a definitive answer. However, each person is different. Furthermore, whilst we can certainly remove spider veins at Este, we can’t guarantee that you will be free of them forever. Spider veins can occur at any time and while you may have rid yourself of them from one area, you may soon discover fresh new ones appear elsewhere. They’re unpredictable little critters!

Spider veins can be annoying and you may feel like you want to hide them and cover up, but they are such a common problem that it’s best to try not to let them get you down. At Este we know our clients are often trying to find methods for how to prevent and get rid of spider veins. Your best option for the most permanent removal of spider veins is with laser therapy and sclerotherapy. We can talk you through these options when we see you for your no obligation consultation.

How much is Spider Vein Removal Cost?

Spider veins treatment is different for every client who comes in to see us at Este so, sadly, it’s simply not possible to put a figure on how much is spider vein removal cost. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll be able to advise you of the cost per session of spider vein treatment. We’ll also be able to assess whether you’ll need multiple procedures or whether one might suffice.

Of course, everyone is different and our bodies respond to therapies in different ways. If your spider veins on face or spider veins on legs are getting you down and you want to do something about them, the best thing you can do is come in to speak to the skin specialists at Este.

Find out more about this ground-breaking, life-changing treatment and how it can help give you a new lease of life, and book in for your free, no obligation consultation today. When you’ve seen what this specialist, cutting-edge treatment can do, we’re confident you’ll want to sort your spider veins out too. What’s stopping you?

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