Should I Be Worried About Spider Veins?

Countless men and women across the country are frustrated by visible spider veins, which can be particularly hard to conceal with makeup alone. While spider veins are not typically painful or uncomfortable, they can certainly be a cosmetic nuisance and take a toll on a person’s self-esteem. At Ageless Aesthetics in Macon, GA, we are committed to helping patients regain their confidence and achieve a clearer, younger-looking complexion with the most effective and convenient vein treatments available today, including sclerotherapy and RF vein removal. Review the information below to learn more about what causes spider veins, if they are dangerous, and how nonsurgical spider vein treatments can help you.

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins, which appear as red, blue, or purple branching lines visible just beneath the skin, can be caused by a number of factors. In many cases, more than one factor contributes to the development of spider veins, including:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Pregnancy
  • Underlying medical condition
  • Smoking

Most often, spider veins develop on the face and/or legs, leading many patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance.

Are spider veins dangerous?

Fortunately, spider veins do not typically cause pain or discomfort and are not harmful to the patient’s health. It is important to understand the difference between spider veins and varicose veins, however. Varicose veins are larger, twisted veins that bulge beneath the skin and can sometimes lead to more serious complications, including DVT or blood clots. During your initial consultation for vein removal in Macon, GA, a member of our team will thoroughly evaluate your veins, discuss your symptoms and health history, and determine if you are eligible for treatment. If anything appears out of the ordinary, we may recommend that you seek clinical evaluation for your veins.

How can you get rid of spider veins?

Patients hoping to erase visible spider veins may be excited to learn that there are a number of nonsurgical and minimally invasive vein treatments available today, many of which produce rapid and long-lasting results with little, if any, pain. At Ageless Aesthetics, we are proud to offer the following spider vein removal methods:

  • Sclerotherapyinvolves injecting a specialized solution into the spider veins, causing them to collapse and be resorbed by the body
  • RF vein therapyutilizes radiofrequency energy to close the vein and fade it from view

Depending on which vein treatment you choose, you may need a series of 1 – 3 sessions to achieve your desired outcome, though many patients notice improvements after a single appointment. Both treatment options are considered extremely convenient and require virtually no downtime, though it can be normal to experience some swelling, redness, or bruising. Compression garments can help to alleviate these symptoms and encourage proper and more efficient healing. Because new spider veins are likely to develop in the future, patients may require a repeat maintenance session after a few years to restore their ideal complexion.

Show off your skin this season with spider vein removal in Macon, GA

If visible spider veins are preventing you from feeling confident and comfortable in your own skin, we can help. Join the many men and women who have erased their spider veins with spider vein treatment at Ageless Aesthetics in Macon, GA by calling to schedule your one-on-one consultation today.

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