Spider veins

The summers are too hot in Georgia to keep the legs totally covered.  Shorts, bathing suits, and capris are cooler and more seasonally appropriate.  If spider veins are ruining the look of your otherwise shapely legs, it’s time to seek treatment.

Christi Stowers is certified to do RF Frequency vein treatments for spider veins on the legs.

Not what you want to see

Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are clusters of tiny blood vessels that are close to the surface of the skin and have a weblike appearance.  They can be red, blue, or purple.  As we age, spider veins appear on various parts of the body but mostly on the face and legs.  Women suffer more frequently than men.  Structural abnormalities of blood vessels cause spider veins.  Veins carry blood back to the heart from other parts of the body. They utilize a series of one-way valves to avoid backflow of blood. For a variety of reasons, these valves can become defective, allowing the backflow of blood within veins. The subsequent pooling of blood and pressure increase within the vein, and weakens the blood vessel wall. Spider veins and varicose veins then develop from the engorgement and dilation of the affected blood vessels. Spider veins are not dangerous and rarely cause complications.

Common causes for spider veins

  • Age
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Injury
  • Heredity
 Exercising can improve circulation, and elevating the legs can decrease leg swelling.

Treatments

If you don’t like the way spider veins look, there are treatments that work when it comes to getting rid of spider veins. Insurance does not usually pay for spider vein treatment. At Lotus Med Spa Anti-Aging & Skin Care Center, Christi Stowers uses RF Vein treatment for spider veins in the legs.  It’s a minimally-invasive procedure with little downtime.

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