What Causes Spider Veins and How can You Treat Them?

What Causes Spider Veins and How can You Treat Them?

Spider veins are a common sign of ageing affecting millions of people worldwide. They may not be worth worrying about (we’ll go deeper into this below), but that doesn’t make them any easier to live with.

Spider veins are thin, typically red and visible without making your skin bulge as it does with varicose veins. As with other side-effects of growing older, spider veins can cause self-confidence issues and affect the way you dress.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though — you can treat spider veins and enjoy more youthful-looking legs thanks to innovative technology.

Join us as we explore the causes of spider veins and reveal how you can get rid of them for good.

What’s Behind Your Spider Veins?

Spider veins develop when blood fails to flow through your veins as they should, due to a weakness or damage to the valves. This means blood pools in the leg veins rather than returning to the heart, leading them to become more visible through the skin.

Should you worry about your spider veins? Not necessarily. They can be caused by overexposure to the sun, hormones or even small injuries. On their own, they’re not dangerous, but if they’re accompanied by any of the following symptoms make sure you visit your doctor to have them checked:

  • aching legs
  • pains in your legs
  • swollen legs
  • restless feelings in your legs

These could suggest you have venous insufficiency, but don’t panic: just have yourself examined if you’re concerned.

Spider veins should also be checked out if you:

  • know of a family history of blood clotting or varicose veins
  • have a sedentary lifestyle or sit for long periods at work
  • are currently obese or very overweight, or have been before
  • are pregnant
  • are older than 60

How can You Have Your Spider Veins Removed Safely?

Cutting-edge treatments offer anyone with spider veins the freedom to have them removed and restore a more youthful look to your legs.

Our experts will use our GentleMax ProⓇ system to target your spider veins effectively, with lasting results. This device concentrates light at a wavelength of 1064mm to heat the blood inside the affected veins, causing them to constrict and fade.

This is a safe and effective solution to eliminate spider veins in people across different age groups. The Advanced Cooling™ system prevents the heat generated by the light affecting the surrounding skin, keeping it protected throughout the process for your peace of mind.

Our GentleMax Pro system has already helped a large number of people get rid of their spider veins and enjoy clearer, healthier-looking skin. This state-of-the-art technology is reliable and only used by trained, experienced professionals.

How Many GentleMax Pro Treatments will I Need?

The number of treatments required to eliminate your spider veins will vary based on your unique condition and needs.

You may need just a single treatment or multiple ones. We’ll conduct an in-depth consultation to determine the best course for you, and give you a chance to ask any questions you might have about the process.

Want to know more about Milk + Honey’s GentleMax Pro spider vein treatments? Just give us a call on 306.852.SKIN (7546) to talk to our friendly team.

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