Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins, which usually appear on a person’s calves, thighs, or along the inside of their legs. Spider veins are similar in appearance but smaller, and they often have a red or blue hue to them.
Varicose veins and spider veins affect more than 3 million people in the United States each year. If you are age 50 or over, you have a one-in-two chance of developing them. Over 40 percent of men in the United States experience some type of vein problem while over 50 percent of women are affected.
While varicose veins and spider veins are typically benign, varicose veins can sometimes lead to health problems. Most people who suffer from these conditions are simply unhappy with the appearance of these veins, so luckily, there are treatment options available.
Read on to learn more about laser therapy treatment for varicose veins and spider veins.
Laser Treatment Therapy for Varicose Veins & Spider Veins
Laser therapy for varicose veins and spider veins is the treatment option with the least number of complications.
A highly focused beam of laser light is used to seal off the problematic blood vessel by damaging it with heat. The procedure is non-invasive, and the body redirects blood to healthy vessels nearby, which makes the effects of the treatment completely safe.
Once treated with laser therapy, varicose veins and spider veins should begin to fade away until they disappear completely. Several sessions may be necessary for the most effective results.
What Causes Varicose Veins & Spider Veins?
Common causes of varicose veins and spider veins include:
- Sun Exposure
- Hormonal Changes
Standing or sitting for extended periods of time are also lifestyle factors that can lead to varicose veins and spider veins.
How to Prevent Varicose Veins & Spider Veins
Once you’ve undergone laser therapy treatment, you can try to prevent future varicose veins and spider veins from developing.
Steps to prevent varicose veins and spider veins include:
- Exercising your legs
- Wearing compression socks and garments
- Avoiding sun exposure
- Maintaining a healthy weight
It’s also important to avoid crossing your legs, and when resting or sleeping, you should try to keep your legs elevated.
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