Our Patients suffering from spider veins often ask Dr. Lee about prevention tips. Once you’ve had treatment to remove those veins, you’ll undoubtedly want to make sure that you don’t do anything that encourages them to come back. Although you can’t guarantee that the following things will prevent the formation of spider veins, these tips can go a long way towards reducing the chances of those nasty veins.
People who are overweight are at a higher risk for the development of varicose veins. While it may seem difficult to lose weight when you have a lot to lose, try to think about it in terms of lifestyle change. Slow weight loss is fine as long as you’re making the type of changes that will stick for the long run. Gradual weight loss is the type that will last, and it will help reduce the risk of spider veins long term as well.
Regular exercise is a very good way to help reduce the risk of spider vein development. The reason that exercise helps so much is that it encourages the proper flow of blood. The longer that you stay motionless, the more likely it is that blood will collect in the legs. This, in turn, can cause the development of spider veins. Exercise is not only great for your overall health, but it can help keep your legs looking beautiful as well.
The doctor who performs your spider vein treatment may have some other helpful tips for spider vein prevention, as well. Something as simple as wearing compression stockings for a short time after your treatment can do a lot to encourage healing, and it may help prevent the veins from emerging once again.