Unsightly veins have a way of getting to us, particularly when they’re on sensitive and visible areas like our hands, and especially legs. For many the appearance of spider veins or varicose veins on the legs is enough to make them consider changing the way they dress. There are plenty of lifestyle options that can help to address venous issues, however, as well as a handful of simple procedures that can offer to remove the unsightly veins.
Leg veins occur for many different reasons, some of which are unavoidable. Many of which, however, are not, and there is plenty that you can start to do at once to prevent and reduce the appearance of vein problems.
The number one factor which you can control and which plays an enormous role in the development of vein problems is an unhealthy diet. As you probably know, unhealthy food put lots of stress on veins and they dramatically increase the risk and severity of varicose veins.
Exercise is equally as significant as diet, and in particular, long and drawn out periods without moving at all (perhaps at work) can play a very important role in causing spider veins and varicose veins to develop.
Although lifestyle changes can make a huge difference both to the future development as well as the present condition of veins, and health all round, it may not be sufficient to completely remove the appearance of veins. If you would like to seek treatment, then below are the finest options available for treating varicose and spider veins.
Radiofrequency ablation – with the use of controlled heat, the vein is heated to re-direct the flow of blood. This method is much faster, and with a shorter recovery time than other methods.
Sclerotherapy – the vein is collapsed and absorbed back into the bloodstream using an injection of sclerosant solution.