Spider veins are visible vessels on the skin. They aren’t harmful, but they can negatively affect your appearance. There are many reasons why spider veins can develop. Genetics, aging and the work you do can all play a part in why you get them. There are things that you can do to help you keep a smooth complexion. Here are three tips for preventing spider veins.
Maintain an Active Lifestyle
Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are major factors in the development of spider veins. Staying active with regular exercise can improve blood circulation for preventing their formation. Walking or running for 30 minutes per day can lower venous blood pressure to help you maintain your complexion.
Exposure to the sun can cause facial spider veins to develop around the chin, nose and cheeks. The sun breaks down collagen in your blood vessels that’s responsible for maintaining the structure and elasticity of your skin. Apply sunscreen daily to reduce your risk of developing spider veins.
Wear Comfortable Clothing
Tight clothing can restrict blood flow, which causes a backup of blood, making spider veins more likely to develop. High heels can also constrict blood in the legs and feet and should only be worn on special occasions to prevent spider veins. Low heeled shoes engage leg muscles better to improve blood circulation. If you sit or stand for long periods of time, wearing compression socks or stockings can prevent spider veins from developing by improving blood circulation.
Treatment Solutions for Spider Veins
If you’re looking to get rid of unattractive spider veins, there are professional treatment solutions available. Dr. Kami Parsa is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon who has treated numerous patients suffering from facial spider veins. Using a diode laser that emits low frequencies of light, he can target the hemoglobin under the skin and fade out those spider veins. To find out more about this procedure, contact Dr. Parsa today to schedule a consultation.