Do spider veins on your legs make you feel too self-conscious to show your legs in public? Do you find that makeup still does not do enough to cover a visible cluster of veins on your face? These small blue, red, or purplish lines can be effectively treated with one or a combination of treatments available at Ava MD in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.
To learn more about our laser or sclerotherapy treatment options, please schedule a consultation with the expert dermatologists at Ava MD. Our renowned team, which consists of Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke, have thorough training and years of experience evaluating and treating spider veins for patients with a wide range of skin types and tones. To achieve the clear, rejuvenated appearance you want, call us at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica).
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels toward the surface of the skin that can appear like a twisted cluster, not unlike a spider web. While common on the legs and face, most individuals feel uncomfortable and self-conscious of their spider veins and wish to erase them rather than cake on make up to cover the unsightly area.
Spider veins may be caused by a number of factors, such as:
- Prolonged periods of standing or sitting
- Changes in hormones, such as pregnancy or menopause
- Birth control pills
- Excessive pressure on the abdomen from tight garments
Spider veins most often occur in women, however, men may also develop spider veins in their legs, arms, or face as well. Fortunately, there are ways to treat and eliminate spider veins in a variety of skin types and tones for both genders.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins develop when blood pools in the veins that are close to the skin’s surface. These thin, visible veins develop in people over the age of 30 or pregnant women. As we age, the possibility of developing spider veins grows as well.
Depending on the person, spider veins can develop as a result of trauma, hormone changes, and obesity. Spider veins can also be hereditary and worsen with age.
Preventing Spider Veins
While spider veins are a natural part of life, there are many things that men and women can do to prevent spider veins from developing. Exercising is an essential way to avoid spider veins because exercising increases circulation, vein strength, and muscle strength in your legs. This strength is what will help prevent spider veins from developing
Controlling your weight is another way to help prevent spider veins, since extra weight places extra pressure on your legs. In fact, excess pressure on your legs is a major cause of spider veins. In addition to watching your weight, it’s important to avoid crossing your legs or standing for long periods of time. Compression socks can also be used to help prevent spider veins and varicose veins from developing.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are often painful and aesthetically displeasing. For most people, varicose veins develop in their legs. When these large veins develop in visible areas, like the legs, men and women may begin to feel self-conscious. Your Ava MD skincare expert wants to stop those feelings dead in their tracks.
Spider veins and varicose veins frequently develop in the same areas. Both conditions point to problems with circulation and vein strength in the area. Treatments for these conditions are designed to alleviate the pain and improve the appearance of these veins
Our Spider Vein Treatment Options
The most effective treatment options for spider veins include laser therapy and sclerotherapy, both of which are available at Ava MD.
Laser therapy, such as Cynosure Elite, and GentleLASE, uses a high-intensity light beam to target the damaged veins, safely dissolving the vein tissue while leaving the surrounding tissue and surface layers of skin alone.
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Sclerotherapy treats the small, unsightly veins using a very fine needle and a saline solution. The veins are injected with the saline solution, which effectively dissolves the veins over a period of three to six weeks. The procedure is fairly simple, however, it is important to only receive sclerotherapy from a professional, board-certified dermatologist, such as the team at Ava MD, in order to achieve optimal results and avoid adverse side effects.
Schedule a Safe, Effective Spider Veins Treatment at Ava MD
If you’ve lived with an unsightly spider veins or have developed pigmentation issues with your skin in recent years, let the accomplished team at Ava MD in Beverly Hills provide the clear, beautiful results you want today! Typically, an laser treatment or sclerotherapy takes less than an hour and causes little to no side effects. So, why wait? Contact Ava MD today!
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