Spider veins treatment overview for those wondering about how to get rid of spider veins on legs and/or face.
How to get rid of spider veins
If you are reading this then I would assume that you are a sufferer of varicose or spider veins, or alternatively may know somebody who is. As you may or may not know, spider veins are like varicose veins, just in a milder form. Although deemed relatively harmless, they can still cause circulatory problems.
Now if you are looking to get rid of spider veins there are many treatments that you can try, some have been recommended by doctors and other have not. It is simply a case of which one(s) work best for you. If you are searching about how to get rid of spider veins on legs, or how to get rid of spider veins on face for example then you could opt for surgical or alternatively laser treatment, which work by effectively collapsing the veins in question. If this seems a bit too extreme for you then read on as I will discuss other treatments, which will tell you how to get rid of spider veins.
If you were to visit your doctor and ask the question “how do you get rid of spider veins?”, one method they will normally recommend is the use of compression stockings, which essentially help to stop blood circulating in the wrong direction. The nice thing about this method is that you don’t have to continuously re-visit your GP for a repeat prescription as these are easily obtained from drug stores / chemists.
Another commonly recommended more natural treatment is horse chestnut extract – it’s alleged that this helps you to get rid of spider veins by slowing down the progress.
Finally, and this is totally free, easy to do and patient specific – EXERCISE! Spider veins can be caused by long periods of inactivity by the patient – i.e. if you sit at a desk working on a computer for long periods of time, then ensure that maybe every 20 minutes or so you get up and take a walk around the office and get the blood circulating around those legs. If you’re not the sporty type or a gym bunny then please don’t feel that exercise isn’t for you. Why not build in a brisk walk into your daily routine, after all something is better than nothing – and you never know you may enjoy it. If on the other hand do you do have an interest in taking on a sport, it may be well worthwhile, to consult your doctor before hand just to ensure they approve of your plans.