What Causes Spider Veins — And What Can I Do About Them?

Spider veins are the super-thin but all-too-obvious veins that develop on your face, legs, chest, or in other areas. Whether your spider veins are blue, red, or purple in color, it’s definitely not the look you want. The main questions that many patients have are “Why do I have spider veins?” and “How can I get rid of spider veins?” Here are the answers to both. 

Why You Have Spider Veins

Spider veins appear when blood pools up in an area of your body because of weak vein valves. When the valves don’t work like they should, the blood can’t flow normally. Soon the threads of the blood-engorged veins stand out clearly against your skin. 

You may be more likely to develop spider veins for a few reasons. Heredity, obesity, pregnancy, and standing for extended periods of time can all increase your risk of developing spider veins. 

What You Can Do About Spider Veins

With today’s state-of-the-art vein removal technology, you don’t have to resort to surgery. L.A. Vein Center uses a combination approach that includes the two most effective ways to remove spider veins, sclerotherapy and non-invasive laser treatment. 

In sclerotherapy a solution is injected precisely into your veins to trigger vein walls to collapse. With laser vein removal, the laser light prompts the vein to seal itself off. The blood inside the veins then moves into other veins and your body harmlessly disposes of the vein tissue. 

This combination approach allows for a comfortable treatment experience with very impressive results. Contact the L.A. Vein Center to learn more about spider vein removal today!

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