If you are bothered or feel self-conscious about your spider veins, it may be time to consider spider vein removal. With multiple options for spider vein removal available, Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre in Guelph, ON can help you conquer this problem and enjoy your skin again.
What Causes My Spider Veins?
There are many factors that contribute to the formation of spider veins. These may include:
Having weak veins increases the risk of developing spider veins. Having relatives with this issue also increases the risk.
Hormones and their changes
Hormonal changes happen during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Using birth control pills or any medication containing estrogen and progesterone can contribute to the formation of spider veins.
The increase in the amount of blood in the body during pregnancy can cause veins to enlarge.
Being overweight can put additional pressure on your veins, leading to varicose or spider veins.
Sitting or standing for long stretches of time may force veins to work extra hard to pump blood to the heart. Sitting with legs crossed or bent might increase the problem.
Exposure to the sun
This might cause spider veins to appear on the cheeks and nose of light-skinned people.
With the passage of time, the valves of your veins may weaken and not work so well.
Gravity is inescapable, and it may interfere with the ability of our veins to efficiently pump blood back to the heart.
When Should You See a Professional?
Anything that causes you distress or that has you feeling uncomfortable should be reason enough for you to see a professional about it. See us when:
- Veins become red, swollen or tender
- Your vein symptoms interfere with your daily activities
- The appearance of spider veins is causing you distress
What Methods are Used for Spider Vein Removal?
At Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre, you have various options for spider vein removal, include laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and compression. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Guelph!