Spider veins are caused by hormonal changes brought on by menopause, pregnancy, obesity or weight gain. These tiny vessels appear red, purple or blue in color and can appear anywhere on the body. Most individuals with spider veins get them on the backs of their legs. Heredity, extended standing or the use of certain medications can cause spider veins to form. Discover how you can reduce the appearance of spider veins and prevent them from developing.

Wait for them to disappear. Many spider veins are brought on by pregnancy and generally disappear all on their own within three months after the baby is born. Wait for your body to bounce back and your spider veins should disappear.

Ask your dermatologist about sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy can easily get rid of spider veins for a cost of $150 to $600 per treatment. During this treatment, saline is injected into the veins making them clot and disappear over time. Most people require about six treatments before they see results.

Try laser therapy. For about $300 per treatment, a doctor will use strong bursts of light to fade the spider veins. This procedure is pain-free and works very well to easily get rid of spider veins.

Head to the drugstore and buy a basic makeup concealer. Concealer is a quick and inexpensive solution to cover up and hide the appearance of spider veins.

Prevent incident of spider veins by exercising regularly and consuming a healthy diet rich in fruits and veggies. Overweight women are more likely to develop spider veins so reduce your chances of developing them by exercising for at least thirty minutes each day.

References and Resources

Mayo Clinic
The Discovery Health Journal