How To Get Rid Of Spider Veins

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Quite a few forms of spider veins can become really unattractive, particularly when they are on your face and nose. Studying how to get rid of spider veins on your nose and your face can go a long way in enhancing your look and self-confidence. Since varicose veins and spider veins tend to be developed due to engorged veins and increased strain in the area, it is possible to reverse the symptoms and make the situation diminish.

Simply by commencing a daily routine of massaging your nose, it is possible to learn how to get rid of spider veins naturally on the nose by increase blood circulation to the area permitting your capillary vessels to accept more blood. Using firm pressure (does not mean hinge) in a motion to massage her nose around all the affected spider vein areas not less than two minutes, might eventually reduce the symptoms.

Buy a high-quality vitamin K lotion, cream or ointment, that is sold at your neighborhood nutrition store, pharmacy, health and beauty store or online. Vitamin K naturally improves the health of your skin and has the capability to strengthen your capillaries, enabling blood to flow easier. As the vessels of blood in your nose get stronger they are more unlikely to engorged in blood. Reducing the pressure on your nose will eventually make your spider veins diminish.

Start a fitness plan and continually devote a minimum of 30 minutes each day on exercises that increase your blood circulation. Regular physical exercise throughout the week can enhance blood circulation through out your body and begin to flesh out the engorged vessels on your nose. Moving increased blood-flow through your spider veins may in time reduce and sometimes diminish the ailment.

One of many causes of spider veins on the nose is the lack of any direct protection from sunrays. Make sure you buy a high SPF sun screen that is able to filter out the broad spectrum of the suns rays. Furthermore, you should look at wearing a wide brimmed hat to protect you from sunlight. It is never too late to begin protecting your skin from the harmful sun's rays.

If the spider veins in your nose are just too much to take care of, consider visiting your medical doctor to speak about laser therapy for your nose. Laser ablation is one way to instantly improve the appearance of unattractive spider veins. During a laser facial treatment session at the physician's office, spider veins are hit using the laser beam. The process will then produce scar tissue on the inside of your nose blood vessels and in a relatively short amount of time stop its ability to take on blood. As it will no longer be able to function by distributing blood throughout your nose, this will begin to minimize. With in a short timeframe the ugly blood vessel are going to be absorbed into the body, removing the unsightly condition from your nose.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I get rid of spider veins on my nose?
    I have small red spider veins on my nose that won't go away. Are there any lotions or creams or anything I can put on my nose to get rid of them or does it require a type of surgical treatment.

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      The only treatment for spider veins on your nose is laser treatment. I would encourage you make a appointment with your dermatogolist he can look at it and determine which is the best measure to take.

    How do i get rid of spider veins in my calve?
    Ok so i wanna get rid of my spider veins cuz i'm a cheerleader so if i dont well EVERYONE is going to see them when i wear my cheer uniform. I have sickle cell so does that take part in it too?

    • ANSWER:
      What the hell is a calve? Not surprised that you are a cheerleader.

    How to get rid of spider veins?
    Lately I have been getting small spider veins on my face and a some bigger ones on my legs. The ones on my face aren't very noticeable to anyone but me but I'm worried about getting more.

    Is there any way of getting rid of the ones I already have without surgery? And Is there a way to prevent more from appearing?

    Also I heard that apple cider vinegar works does anyone know if this is true?

    • ANSWER:
      You can prevent more by keeping your body mass in the ideal range. Overweight people are more likely to have these. Also, not crossing your legs decreases the chances of having them there.

    How can I get rid of spider veins?
    I'm only 13 and i have spider veins on my legs! eww! it runs in my family and its so embarrasing! obviously, im not getting any surgery or lazer treatment any time soon, but is there any remedies to get rid of this problem? help please!

    • ANSWER:
      I would try working out your legs more, even though it might seem like it will make them pop out even more. If your work out your legs, the skin will get tighter and it will be harder for the veins to stick out<3

    Nonsurgical ways to get rid of spider veins?
    What are some nonsurgical ways to get rid of spider veins? I am 22, physically active, do not smoke or drink excessively, and have a thin build. How do I make them go away?!
    I am looking for some kind of creams or lotions. I am a student and can not afford saline shots or laser treatment. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Telangiectasias, or spider veins, are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin; usually they measure only a few millimeters. They can develop anywhere on the body but commonly on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin. They can also develop on the legs, specifically on the upper thigh, below the knee joint, and around the ankles.
      Telangiectasias can usually be eliminated by intracapillary injections of 0.3% solution of sodium tetradecyl sulfate through a fine-bore needle. Hypertonic saline 23.4% is sometimes used but causes fairly severe, temporary, localized pain; therefore, large areas of spider veins may require several treatments. Pigmentation may develop but usually subsides, often completely. Skin ulceration may result if the injection is extravascular or too large. Laser treatment is effective, but large areas require several treatments. Small telangiectasias may persist or recur after initial treatment.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Telangiectasia.

    How can i prevent or get rid of spider veins?
    I am only 16 and i am already getting spider veins. This is very frustrating because i feel less attractive and i am afraid to wear shorts in public. Could it be because i work standing up 9 hours a day on the weekends and on the weekdays i have softball and drumline practice (average of 4 hours worth per night). Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      The other answerer is correct. Spider veins occur in many, many people. It is just something that your body does. And, no one looks that closely at a person's legs when wearing shorts that they could see the spider veins without getting their face very close to your legs. And, your legs will probably become more tan during the summer which will also help to hide them. People do not examine pt's legs closely except to notice in passing that they have an attractive shape to their legs, etc. You need to ignore these and later, when you are older and have some money saved up, you can go to a laser clinic to reduce their appearance but you would probably be wasting your money because if your body does this now, it will continue to do it all of your life.

    How to naturally get rid of spider veins?
    I am in my early thirties and have spider veins popping up all over my legs .I have tried increasing exercise and tried using vitamin K serum and using herbs nothing seems to work.

    • ANSWER:
      Beyond what you say you have already tried, here are a few other suggestions you might consider:

      - Control your weight and the external weight you put on your legs, (ie. children sitting on your lap) Avoid placing too much pressure on your legs.

      - Don’t cross your legs for long periods of time when sitting. It’s possible to injure your legs that way, and even a minor injury can increase the risk of spider veins or even varicose veins.
      - Elevate your legs when resting, as much as possible. Try laying on the floor in the evenings, with your legs up on the sofa or a chair (above heart level) for 30 - 45 minutes each night.
      - Don’t stand or sit for extended periods of time. If you must stand for a long time, shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes. If you must sit for long periods of time, stand up and move around or take a short walk every 20 - 30 minutes.
      - Avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time. Lower-heeled shoes can help tone your calf muscles to help blood move through your veins.

      - Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber foods. Eating fiber reduces the chances of constipation, which can contribute to spider veins & varicose veins. High-fiber foods include fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, nuts & seeds. Eating less salt can help with the swelling that comes with spider veins & varicose veins.

      - Wear elastic support stockings and avoid tight clothing that constricts your waist, groin, or legs.

      - avoid hot things. Hot showers & hot tubs (the heat will dilate blood vessels causing more redness)
      - try to get at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep each night (aids in the healing processes of the body)
      - try to cut down on stress (stress can magnify a multitude of conditions)

      You can try increasing your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etc… Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3’s) also act as anti-inflammatories.

      Guinot has a cream called RED LOGIC which claims to neutralize the appearance of red blood vessels. I know there are other brands and products that may be similar.

      Hope this helps!

    How do get rid of Spider Veins and help my legs from falling asleep a lot?
    I am 21 years old. I'm 5'7" and weigh 130 which is what i am suppose to weigh. I have Spider Veins and my legs fall asleep a lot. Both are getting worse. I need to figure out what to do. What should I do.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't do anything about the ones you have now unless you get laser surgery but you can help prevent more. You can wear compression stockings, don't stand in one spot for long periods of time or sit for long periods of time. do flexing exercises to increase circulation, quit smoking if you smoke and if your female talk to your doc about birth control alternatives if your using them.

      You should talk to your doc anyway as there may be an underlying problem causing your poor circulation. Don't take this to lightly. If you got a blood clot it could be deadly or at the very least painful (I know both by experience as I have protein C deficiency and have had DVT and surface clots).
      Good luck and good health.

    How can i get rid of spider veins?
    I'm starting to get spider veins and i'm only 15! My mom and most of the women in my family have them but they are disgusting! i have a few on my upper thighs and chest and i really want a way to minimize them until i can afford treatment. I can't use fake tan either, because i'm really pale and it make me look orange.

    • ANSWER:
      go to a doctor, they will have a solution, but i suggest that you stretch and excercise more.

    How to to get rid of spider veins?
    I have green spider veins on the back of my legs, and it's embarrassing, not to mention it's freaking me out. How do I make it go away? Leg Exercise? Drinking water? approx. how long will it take to disappear if i do the tips everyday? I need help. thanks.

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    Is there a way to get rid of spider veins or to keep them from appearing?
    I noticed I'm getting those ugly spider veins on my legs and short of surgery was wondering how do you prevent getting these ugly things?

    • ANSWER:
      lazer treatments
      avoid crossing your legs or anything that prevents good circulation.

    I need some tips on how to minimize my dark circles and how do you get rid of spider veins?
    I have always had dark circles but lately nothing I do makeup wise seems to help. I also have some spider veins on my legs and they are gettign worse. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to get rid of spider veins is to get them treated by a vein specialist. :( I have them too because of standing up for 8+ hours a day at my previous jobs. It sucks!

      As for the dark circles, visit a department store with a make-up section (such as Macy's) and ask one of the make-up specialist to recommend a cover-up that's the right shade for your skin tone. :)

      Good luck to you!

    how do you get rid of spider veins?
    does anyone know how to get rid of spider veins without like surgery or anything like that or how to cover them up?
    cause i'm actually only a teen and i have then and it's really embarassing and they make my legs look realy ugly.
    so please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I had some success in reducing the appearance of my spider veins, but I used a variety of things, and I'm not certain which worked best.

      Good support stockings will definitely help, I used the MediPeds brand calf-high stockings (which I got at Wal-Mart for around per pair, so they're much less expensive than the surgical stockings and things like that!). I wore them at night when I went to bed, and sometimes during the day if I was wearing long pants.

      I had one spider vein that really got to be nasty (a big purplish blotch on my lef that looked like a huge bruise). In addition to the stockings, I used Blue Emu on it, and also, I would go to the gym where I had a membership and massage that part of my leg with the jets in the pool.

    How to avoid getting/get rid of spider veins?
    I am on my feet 8-10 hours on weekends and noticed a spider vein starting to form. I'm young so I want to prevent these as long as possible.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing you can do for that is wear pantyhose when your working. It puts compression on the leg leaving the leg less open to chances of the veins bursting. I trully believe Weight can cause spider veins since that puts more pressure on your legs. Other than that the only other options are injections and stuff which can be costly. The exact cause of spider veins is not proven, but heredity, local trauma, and hormonal levels are believed to be contributing factors. Hope that helps.

    What is the best way to get rid of spider veins?
    I've heard that you should elevate your legs while resting, exercise, run/walk to improve circulation, wear good socks, and do not sit with your legs crossed.

    But how do you get rid of the ones you already have?
    I want to do it NATURALLY.

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    how do you get rid of spider veins on legs?
    my legs are really white..ha and i cant tan so thats not really an option haha so i have like red veins on my legs and they are not attractive at all..any suggestion on how to get rid of them???

    • ANSWER:
      Bio oil. Apply twice a day and BAM! They fade away really fast! I had spider veins on my chin, of all places! I used bio oil and they went poof! It really does work!

    How can I get rid of spider veins (broken capillaries) on my face?
    i heard vitamin k works for them, but i'm not sure. i just wanted to see if anyone else out there had another promising treatment for these veins before i jump into something that won't work. Thanks!
    something cheap please! like an OTC cream?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know but I'll try anything. I'm still a teenager and I just started getting these. Judging by your pic you look pretty young too. Sorry if this sounds creepy, but how old were you when you got these? I'm freaking out about having them. I'm gonna try the creams. I know there's laser treatments but I'm sure there expensive.

    how can you get rid of spider veins?
    besides surgeries and laser what can someone do to get rid of them. My cousin has them and she is barely 14 going on 15. They're not as big, she's barely starting to get them. Can they go away with some home remedies? I f anybody knows of some home remedies to get rid of spider veins can you please give me some? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no "at home" method that I'm aware of. Personally, as a dermatologist, I use the sclerosing injection method, as that usually works better than the laser on leg spider veins.

    how good is vein away plus to get rid of spider veins?
    anything oral or application to recommend for spider veins and broken capillaries?

    • ANSWER:
      My grandma gets those and they're hereditary so, I've researched how to prevent them. Exercising and keeping your legs elevated are the best ways. However, once you get them, things like Vein Away Plus barely reduce the appearnce of them. Surgery is the only way to get rid of them in a noticeable way.

    Does anyone know treatments on how to get rid of spider veins?
    I know that I will eventually need to get laser treatement but I don't have the money at the moment. Does anyone know any alternative treatements to help minimize the look of spider viens in the meanwhile?

    • ANSWER:
      I have read about saline injections. A spider vein is just a tiny vein that has been stretched out. The saline shrinks it back. Also read about taking an oral supplement called horse chestnut for leg vein health. Or you could cover them with leg makeup, air brush stockings, basically flesh colored spray on.

    How can you get rid of spider veins?
    I dont have them yet but my sister and my mom do, so i think im likely to get them. I hate it, and i was wondering how you can get them removed? (for lack of better word). Is there a surgical proceedure to make them look less blue or remove them all together? :(

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    How do you get rid of spider/vericose veins?
    I have a lot of spider veins in my thighs. I exercise daily, eat healthy, and try not to stand or sit in place for too long. Do you know anything to help lessen the appearance other than sclerotherapy or laser treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Some simple things to do are:
      Not crossing your legs when sitting.
      Elevate your legs as much as possible when relaxing.
      If you have to stand or sit for long periods of time, make sure you shift your weight every so often from leg-to-leg. Support tights also help, but make sure your lower clothing is not too tight. A low-salt, high fiber diet can also help. These remedies are however more preventative than treatment and outside of surgery there really isn't too much to be done.

    How to get rid of spider veins on the face?
    Can anyone suggest a safe, working procedure and include the cost?

    • ANSWER:
      The best and safest way is through the use of laser surgery. You'd have to ask the laser surgeon what his cost is, as it would depend upon the severity of the spider veins. Other techniques would include electrolysis or sclerotherapy.

    Do those saline injections really get rid of spider veins?
    I have a ton on my legs and I am in my opinion too young to be getting them - especially when I dont even have kids. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Perricone's line has a product that is formulated for spider veins. So I went to Nordstrom to purchase it. And lady at the counter told me that there is no product that will help to completely get rid of them. And she suggested to take Vitamin C that contain Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex. Look on the back for supplement fact/ingredients. Bioflavonoids help to minimize spider veins. That what I do and it helps.

    How can I get rid of spider/vericose veins on my own?
    I am a 21 year old female, and I have recently noticed that I have some veins in the front and back of my thighs that are dark purple/red in colour which I'm not sure are spider or vericose veins. How do I get rid of them on my own? Is it normal for me to have them at such a young age?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi...yes it is normal...I have them also..I don't like having them of course..what woman does.And it is normal at your age...nothing to worry about.But if this is something that is really upsetting to you..then go speak with your doctor about for how to rid yourself of them? It usually requires laser treatments...and it's costly.It takes several laser treatments,but if your willing to undergo this procedure and have the financial means? Then I sure would go myself....But...make sure to speak with your doctor and he/she will talk with you more in depth about this whole issue,ok? Good luck and I hope all goes well.Take care.

    how to get rid of spider veins ?
    i have a lot of spider veins on my face. particularly at the side of my nose.. how do you get rid of it or lessen it?any tips ? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There is a laser treatment that can remove these veins in 1-2 treatments. I have seen the results and they are great. The attached site has more information.

      Good Luck!

    how to get rid of spider veins near nose without laser surgery - Teenage male?
    i'm 16 years old and for the last about 11-12 months, i've had spider veins near my nose..
    i don't know what to do about them and my parents wont let me get surgury
    don't you have to be old to get these veins? please help

    • ANSWER:
      go talk to your doctor about it.

      I have the same thing, but on my cheeks. Maybe the doctor will refer you to a dermatologist and they will perscribe you some cream.

    How to get rid of Spider Veins????
    I'm only 19 and i have spider veins, most people dont get them until they are in their 30's. Is there any way to make them go away?? Any ideas other than that laser stuff, im not that rich. lol.

    • ANSWER:
      getting rid of spider veins will take time, but can work.. here's some tips:
      - avoid sitting or standing too long.
      - avoid crossing your legs.
      - raise your legs at least 2 ft. for 30 minutes at bedtime.
      - take 2tbsps of apple cider vinegar daily.
      - take horse chestnut extract supplements with at least 60mg aescin daily.. this will improve circulation of the blood especially on the legs.

    How to get rid of spider veins? I'm only 14!?
    so i'm only 14, and i'm active. i play alot of sports, but i do have extra fat on my legs. i have little veins all over the front of my thighs, and i have a big one that sticks out behind my knee. how can i get rid of these, without laser treatment? i hate them, and they're for old ladies not a teenager!

    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots of water..don't cross your legs as much- you loose circulation in your legs..

    How To Get Rid Of Spider Veins?
    How To Get Rid Of Spider Veins without surgery, They dont look good

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    How do I get rid of blue spider veins on my chest?
    A few months ago I noticed blue veins started appearing on my chest area, but I'm not pregnant. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them, like maybe tanning or losing weight?

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    Please help.How do u get rid of spider or thread veins on ur legs?
    Please help i have red/purple spider/thread veins on my legs especially around my calf area and near backs of my knees i dont show my legs as they make me very insecure and feel ugly can anyone tel me if theres anythin to get rid of them thats actually works and doesnt cost a fortune or if ther is anythin to reduce them dramatically or cover them up as its really gettin me down :+( thanks xx please help x

    • ANSWER:
      These can be removed by laser treatment. If you are in the UK and you have sympathetic GP ask him/her to refer you on. If they are distressing you the treatment should be free.

    Getting rid of spider veins.?
    Is laser surgery the only way to get rid of spider veins? I have really white legs and purple spider veins on just my left leg, and I'm sick of them. How expensive is it to get them removed, is it painful, and is it usually permanent?
    Unfortunately tanning is out of the question because I've already had skin cancer removed from one leg. Has anyone heard that grapefruit seed extract can help?

    • ANSWER:
      Sclerotherapy, or injections, are another option. Sclerotherapy would cost about 0 per session and laser treatments cost about 0 per session. Both would permanently remove the veins that you see. You may get more, however, if you have a deeper situated vein that is feeding the surface veins.

    How do I get rid of my spider veins on my legs without surgery?
    I am 18 years old and a little over a year ago i started noticing that my leg was getting this spider vein right where it gets pressed when i cross my legs. I stopped crossing my legs but now I'm noticing that around it red little ones are starting to appear and i want to get rid of it

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    How do I get rid of/ prevent spider veins?
    I am 21, and I am starting to get little purple veins showing on my legs, not on my calves, on the upper half of my legs. I am regular weight.

    • ANSWER:
      The only way I know to get rid of them is by a cosmetic procedure. You can cover them up with spray on tans or reduce the appearance by just getting a tan, but to permanently remove them I believe requires a cosmetic procedure. There are many homepathic remedies out there, but I haven't found any that really work. I started getting them when I was very young also.

    i had some lazer done on my face to get rid of spider veins.?
    i had very small spider veins on my right cheek and had them lazered cheek is red as hell.the doc told me it would take a few days to clear.its been a week now and my cheek is still question is how long does it take for the redness to go away???

    • ANSWER:
      Dont use any extremes of heat or cold on it. Cool flannels are fine but an ice pack could cause damage to the already traumatised skin cells. It will take a while longer to settle down. Think of it as a burn and that will give you an idea of time scale. I would say at least a couple of weeks to dull down.
      The doctor needs to be more realistic and/or get his facts right!!!;

    How to get rid of spiders veins?
    I have alot of spider veins on my legs, and i dont know how to get rid of them, so how can i??

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      Over the counter topical treatments that boost vitamin k can also work. A daily dosage of vitamin K vitamins can also prove beneficial.

      Massage a treatment made from 2 drops of Cypress Oil and 1 cup of Safflower oil into the areas affected by Spider Veins. Massage in the mixture 1-2 times daily.

      There is also another treatment called Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy can range from 0 to 0 per session and again, multiple sessions are required. Sclerotherapy involves a tiny needle that is injected directly into your spider vein. I've heard that it is a painless procedure and is performed by a plastic surgeon. Just like laser it will depend on how bad your spider veins are to determine how many sessions you will need.

      Good luck!

    What is a cheap way to get rid of small spider veins on your face and chest?
    I know injections can be done, but let's be realistic... I'm a college student I can't afford that. Are there any lotions that can help lessen how much they are visible? I have two on my face and a couple of small ones on my chest, they are all red and easily visible.

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy a lotion self tanner. It slwoly deepens your skin tone with daily use and it will cover your vens in about a week. The only condition is that you have to use it forever now, or at least until you can afford injections. Bottles cost 5-7 dollars in any drug store and a bottle lasts about a month and a half, so you'd end up paying 50 bucks a year.

    Any suggestions how to get rid of spider veins (back of the leg, behind the knee)?

    • ANSWER:
      Essential oils can be quite helpful. Just read what others are saying:

    How do i get rid of spider veins in my leg?
    ok, i'm asking this again cuz b*tch butt scully513 thinks i'm dumb but guess what, i'm NOT and it was a f-ing typo. loser
    Ok how do i get rid of spider veins in my leg? I excersise and cheer, and at a healthy weight so i dont think my arteries or clogged or whatev, but i do have sickle cell. Is there any way i can get rid of my spider veins? I have to wear a skirt, and its kinda embarrassing.
    yeah, i'm not getting surgery o_o

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    how do i get rid of spider veins on my face, acne scars, eczema, dark circles under eyes, and milia?
    ok i have a lot of skin problems. i have eczema, dark eye circles, spider veins, Milia, and also have red spots and stuff on my face. could you please tell me how to gt rid of them,before school starts. i think it looks sooo ugly and i really want to get rid of it. i don't want to be remembered as "the ugly one". i no that looks aren't everything and stuff but they are something. well anyway no mean comments because i really don't care. i just want to know how to get rid of it. so please tell me how. even if you only know of how to get rid of one of them, please tell me anyway because that would still be a huge help.

    • ANSWER:
      you start by seeing a dermatologist.

    How do you get rid of spider veins on the face?
    I have a bunch of spider veins that seem to be accumulating on my face. I already looked it up and saw that I have them because sun exposure to fair skin, but the only ways I saw to treat them was surgery or having a doctor inject them with a chemical.

    I'm only 19 and not made of money. I usually just use cover up, but it seems like I'm starting to get more of them and it's not working as well. Is there a reasonably affordable way to get rid of them, or even just make them less visible? or am I stuck layering on the cover up until I win the lottery?

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      It is estimated that almost three-quarters of all adult women have spider veins – red, blue or purple thread-like lines just under the skin. The condition is associated with increased pressure to the veins.

      Since the most common causes are the normal monthly hormonal fluctuations of the female cycle and pregnancy, spider veins occur most often in women, and they often first appear during pregnancy. Other contributing factors include injuries, medications that affect hormones, and a family history of spider veins. Although it is less common, men can develop spider veins as well. The condition usually appears after age 30, although it can sometimes develop as early as the teen years.

      Spider veins, or “starbursts,” are so named because the series of veins often radiates out from a central point, reminiscent of the shape of a spider. They may also appear as fine, separate lines, a web-like maze, or as “branches” from a single “tree trunk.” They can develop on any part of the body, including the face, but most often appear on the thighs, calves, or ankles.

      Spider veins are caused by abnormal blood flow and weakening of the blood vessel wall in the affected veins. Any condition or activity that puts pressure on the veins -- such as gaining weight, and sitting or standing for long periods of time -- can contribute to their development.

      While unsightliness is the most common reason for removal, spider veins may also be removed to alleviate problems with restless legs, aching, burning, and/or cramps. Spider veins are most often treated with sclerotherapy, in which a saline or chemical solution that is injected into the vein, irritating the lining and causing the vein to collapse and disappear.

      In some cases, laser treatment may be used either alone or in combination with sclerotherapy.

      Sclerotherapy Process

      Your doctor may recommend that you avoid aspirin and alcohol, as well as herbal medications and anti-inflammatory medications, for two weeks prior to your treatment to minimize bleeding during the procedure. On the day of your treatment you will be asked not to use moisturizers, sunblock or oil on the affected area. You should wear shorts or other comfortable clothing that exposes the spider veins.

      Your doctor will apply antiseptic to the area, then inject a solution into the affected veins with a very fine needle. Each injection covers about one inch of the vein. During the procedure, you may feel a slight pinch as the needle is inserted and a burning sensation as the solution is injected. Next, cotton dressing and compression tape will be applied to the area. After one area is injected and taped, the doctor will proceed to the next area.

      Generally a second treatment will be required in order to complete the collapse of the vein. If you have many veins requiring treatment, multiple sessions may be required.

    How can I get rid of my spider veins?? ?
    I just got spider veins in the back of my knees. What are the best creams?? I really don't want to get surgery. Is that the only way to get rid of these ugly things??

    • ANSWER:
      You can try a beauty treatment called IPL available from lots of beauty salons nationwide which is laser treatment you get an initial consultation to see that there are no problems or side effects. Depending on severity of spider veins they should respond very well to this type of treatment. It can be a bit costly but price goes down the more treatments you book .

    how do you get rid of small spider veins in your legs?
    Well this sucks. When i got pregnant with my son i started getting little veins. I am on my feet all the time. i don't know what to do i am still in my early twenties. HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Sclerotherapy or laser treatments. As previous people have noted, you need to go to someone who knows what they are doing.

      The attached sites have more information on spider vein treatmetns and the second site shows survey score results that were completed by previous customers of a location.

      Good luck.

    How can I get rid of spider veins on my legs? :(?
    I have quite fair skin, I burn (never ever tan), I've got sunburn all on my arms and hands as I type now!
    I've got a few clusters of spider veins on the front of my thighs and random ones on the back of my thighs and behind my knee!!
    Please dont say to use fake tan because that'll cover them up more, I hate having a tan, Ive got black hair and blue eyes and it just looks tacky and trashy and doesnt suit me.
    Could I go to my GP about them?
    Because I haven't gone to a swimming pool in about 8 years because Im too embrassed about wearing a swinsuit (same with holidays) and now in the summer I've no idea what to wear, so ive got either jeans on or leggings, its really annoying!
    ive actually heard of laser treatments and cream (fake tan isnt the only

    • ANSWER:
      The important thing to remember is that millions of other is the UK have 'spider veins', or medically referred to as varicose veins. There is no natural remedy to combat this condition, particularly due to them actually being veins. You should go to your GP to ask about them as they can be removed surgically. This can either involve 'stripping' the affected vein, which completely removes it, CHIVA, which involves reducing the blood supply to that vein, there are also other types of removal but these two are the main operations performed. Healing rates are fairly quick and the surgery is quite simple and quick.

      The source I've provided you with should give you further info.

    how to get rid of varicose and spider veins?
    hi i am 5 months pregnant and im 18 years old and i have tons of huge bulgeing varicose veins that are very painfull. ans tons of spider veins..please help me get rid of them. thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:

    How to get rid of Spider Veins (varicose)?
    I have been having these spidery veins since I can remember. They are always present from my arms, to my hands and even to parts of my fingers; legs to my feet.

    I am currently 16, I weigh 110 pounds, and very active (exercise wise).

    I am not pale, I am a bit tan, but they still remain very visible. They are visible regardless if they are 'popping' out of my skin.
    I am wondering why do I have these? Are there ways to make them not become as visible, without having to take a trip to the dermatologist?


    • ANSWER:
      I would have them removed professionally. Depending on your parents health plan, it shouldn't be too expensive. I've heard its the best option for success.

    my 21yr old daughter is asking how to get rid of spider veins, any suggustions??

    • ANSWER:
      If you would like an alternitive to surgery you might try a product called Super pro K vitamin K Cream. The company that makes it is called Skin Energizer, P.O. Box 901 Grason Georgia. 30017. Phone number !-888-909-1658 ext.1.
      Check out the add on line, I just typed in get rid of spider veins and the web site came up.

    How much does it cost to get rid of a few spider veins on side of nose and under nose?
    ok i have a few spider veins i have one on each side of nose and 1 under nose there small how much would it cost to get the laser to remove them

    • ANSWER:
      Before you think about expensive traetments get yourself some vitamin K cream, it will often get rid of some of the veins and reduce others. It won't cost much to try and you'll lose nothing!

    How to get rid of these spider vein problems?
    Ok. So my mom has these major spider veins all over her legs and she bruises REAL easily.
    She usually gets these bruise like bumps in her blood vein passage thing and it really hurts her (like if u gently tap it she'll yelp in pain). These bruises/bumps will appear randomly and when they appear they hurt.

    So what are these bruise/bump things called?
    What can she do to prevent these bruises/bumps?
    How can she get rid of her spider vein problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been used to promote circulation, and keep a healthy flow of blood pumping through the body and serve as a natural remedy for varicose veins & spider veins.. Astragalus membranaceous is a well-known revitalizing herb used for boosting circulation, while Ruscus acluteatus is known extensively in Europe to improve circulation and relieve pain and discomfort associated with leg conditions thus serving as a natural remedy for varicose veins.

      Anther natural remedy for varicose veins includes homeopathic ingredients such as Rhus tox, Zincum metallicum and Magnesium phosphate all help to promote health in the lower limbs and keep lymph and blood flowing freely. Skin health can be promoted through homeopathic ingredients such as Natrium muriaticum, Kalium muriaticum and Kalium sulphate to distribute oxygen throughout the body and to each individual cell and keep all cell membranes healthy.

      By providing essential oxygen to inflamed or infected cells, these ingredients effectively assists healing, reduces inflammation and removes infected or dead cells.