Sick of seeing unsightly spider veins? You aren’t alone. Researchers estimate that over half of US adults deal with these tiny, broken veins that show up through the surface of your skin.

If you’re tired of covering up red, blue, or purple spider veins, the compassionate care team at Sublime Aesthetic Professionals in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, has safe and effective solutions to make them disappear!

Learn how you can get rid of unsightly spider veins and have clearer legs this swimsuit season.

Why do I have spider veins?

Spider veins can happen to anyone when the one-way valves that help keep blood flowing are damaged or stop functioning. Without functioning valves, blood gets trapped inside your capillaries, making your veins swell. As a result, the trapped blood appears like blue, red, or purple lines through your skin.

Although these unsightly veins can happen anywhere on your body, they most often appear on your feet, ankles, and legs. Wearing sunscreen and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce your risk of developing spider veins, which increases if you are female, have a family history of spider veins, have a personal history of blood clots or tumors in the legs, or:

  • Have a personal history of vascular disease
  • Struggle with chronic constipation
  • Stand for long periods as part of your job
  • Are or have been pregnant
  • Are or have been overweight or obese
  • Have suffered an injury with swelling

Spider veins rarely cause medical complications, but they do affect your quality of life, causing patients to be self-conscious about their appearance and even avoid activities in which their skin is exposed, like exercise and swimming.

How can I get rid of unsightly spider veins?

Spider veins may be unsightly, but there’s good news! Safe and effective treatments exist that can erase or reduce the appearance of these red, blue, or purple lines. At Sublime Aesthetics Professionals, our care providers offer multiple treatment options for eradicating your spider veins.

Option 1: Minimally invasive injectable sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment that causes your spider veins to collapse in response to the solution that irritates the walls of the capillaries. Most treatments take between 15-45 minutes, depending on the location and number of veins you have. Most of the time, you don’t experience any pain or discomfort as the needles are tiny and don’t cause bleeding, but some patients notice a mild itching or burning sensation after an injection.

In the days immediately following your treatment, your spider veins may seem more noticeable, but within weeks, your body reabsorbs the collapsed veins and you’re left with clearer skin that’s ready to shine this summer!

Option 2: Non-invasive excel VTM laser treatment

Spider veins are the result of broken capillaries, and sometimes these tiny veins are too small to be treated for the needles involved with sclerotherapy. In years past, there was no way to treat these tiny squiggles and lines, but recent advancements in laser technology mean that even the smallest spider veins can be made to disappear!

Non-invasive, pain-free excel V laser treatments eradicate spider veins safely while keeping the surrounding skin and tissues free from harm. The laser energy gently heats the veins, causing the walls to collapse. As with sclerotherapy, your body’s natural waste disposal system removes the treated spider veins along with other cellular waste.

If you’re ready to get rid of unsightly spider veins, the team at Sublime Aesthetic Professionals in East Grand Forks can help! Contact our care team to book a consultation, or request an appointment online now.

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