How to prevent spider veins

Though the exact cause of spider veins is still unknown, there are various factors that may contribute to their development. Based on those factors, we’ve created a list of the top tips to help reduce the risk of spider veins:

1. Don’t cross your legs

Sitting cross-legged can restrict circulation and blood flow to the legs. Raising the legs above heart level on the other hand, will help boost your blood flow, and prevent those pesky spider veins from forming.

2. Maintain a healthy weight

Extra weight needs extra work from the veins to circulate blood all over the body. Maintaining an ideal body weight will help to avoid unnecessary pressure on your veins.

3. Keep moving

Prolonged standing and sitting can cause blood pooling and increased pressure within the veins. If you have to sit for a long period of time, move your legs frequently and take a brisk walk about every 30 minutes. Or if you have to stand for an extended period of time, shift your weight from one leg to the other every 10 minutes.

4. Exercise regularly

Regular exercise like walking, running, cycling, hiking and swimming can really make a difference with your blood circulation. These activities can reduce pooling and stress within the veins and ultimately strengthen your veins.

5. Wear comfortable clothes

Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight, as they may constrict the blood flow of your body.

6. Eat foods with high fiber

Constipation can contribute to the development of spider veins. Foods that are high in fiber such as vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains can help to avoid constipation, thus preventing spider veins. Controlling your salt intake is also important because over consumption of sodium can also lead to the development of veins.

Healthy habits and good lifestyle choices can definitely help to prevent spider veins, but if you have unfortunately already experienced them, rest assured there are methods to reverse their appearance. Consult with a vein specialist and treat them as quickly as you can.

Story about spider vein removal

I started to notice spider veins on my leg in my 50s, which got so
serious that I was embarrassed to show my legs. I went to see
dermatologists and tried many creams and medicines, but none of them
worked. After I read the information about laser spider vein
treatments from the Q Esthetics Laser Clinic web site, I booked a
consultation with Nancy Qiu. Though Nancy addressed all my questions
and concerns, I still felt a little nervous since I was quite
conservative and skeptical about new techs like laser therapy.
So I asked to try one session first. To my big surprise, 6 weeks after
the treatment, I could see a huge difference on my legs, so I called
to book two more sessions. I was very happy with the results and also
recommended my husband to get his sun spots done at Q Esthetics. Thank
you Nancy and all the staff at Q Esthetics!

Mary W. from MarkhamLaser Vein Removal (Dec. 2009)

Amazing results with spider vein treatments

After working hard as a professional service provider for many years, I noticed my spider veins getting worse and worse on my face. I was embarrassed to meet clients until I went to Q Esthetics for a laser
treatment. After having 3 sessions of laser treatments, I noticed an 80% improvement in my condition. Two months after the 5th treatment, my facial veins are almost gone. Now I feel great again. I highly
recommend Q Esthetics for anyone with spider vein problems.

Fred T. from ThornhillLaser Vein Removal (Sep. 2009)