Developing and Treating Spider Veins
Spider veins may begin to appear between the ages of 18 and 35, but they will reach their peak between ages 50 and 60. As stated previously, they are generally found in women. One reason for this is that the hormones released during pregnancy can weaken the normal vein walls. In addition, there is an increase in blood pressure on the veins throughout pregnancy. This distends the veins. However, spider veins developed during pregnancy usually disappear after a while. Lifestyle also has a big impact on how many spider veins a person may have.A person who sits or stands for long amounts of time or who wears binding clothing may also experience development of them. There are many things that can contribute to the development of spider veins.
Spider veins are also known by more scientific names such as Telangiectasias. Due to a similar look, spider veins are often confused with varicose veins. Although they are not the same, both of the veins can develop from damaged valves. When a valve is damages, the blood flow is either stopped which exerts increasing pressure on the vein, or the vein develops branched capillaries, known as spider veins.
The most common type of treatment for them is laser surgery or application of a spider vein cream. Lasers will cut of blood supply to the damaged valve or vein branch or they will burn smaller veins completely away. Spider skin products usually employ Vitamin K. This vitamin has been proven to heal and strengthen vein walls and help mask the appearance of spider veins when it is used for several months.