Spider veins happen to women of all ages and sizes, but they can make you look older in a hurry. “Why are my veins so visible,” you ask? Find out here.

“Why are my veins so visible”! You find yourself screaming into the sky. You’ve tried everything to get rid of spider veins or rather, you thought that you’ve tried everything.

Have you tried to put on a pair of compression socks to apply pressure to the veins or laser treatment to dry them up? You could also try a sclerotherapy and closure system. Not sure what that last one even means?

Lucky for you, we do. These are only a few things that are available to you. Keep reading for an entire list of things to try out to shrink those pesky veins.

Compression Socks

You may not be able to get rid of the spider veins that you have but you can stop more from appearing. Compression socks put pressure on the veins and create blood flow. This will stop any further veins from popping up.

On top of stopping more veins from happening they can ease swelling and cut down your risk for blood clots in your legs. You don’t have to settle for socks per se. There are also support pantyhose, compression stockings, and prescription compression stockings.

Other Self-Care Options

Your doctor will suggest a few more self-care options that you can do before you turn to surgery. You can use exercise to get more circulation going through your legs.

Sitting for long periods of time can cause spider and varicose veins to form. If you have a desk job, try getting up every half hour or so to get the blood pumping a little. You should also lay off the hot baths.

Sclerotherapy and Closure System

Sclerotherapy and closure system involves injecting an irritant right into your veins. As unpleasant as that sounds it can help. When the veins become irritable the walls will stick together.

This will stop blood from flowing through them which can cause them to shrink. The more the veins shrink the less visible they will become until they can’t be seen at all anymore.

Laser Treatment

If your veins are less than 3 millimeters thick then and are close enough to the surface of your skin, then laser treatment can do the trick. A professional at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery will use light to cause the veins to clot and dry up.

It’s a good option if you’re too scared of needles to try the sclerotherapy and closure system because it doesn’t involve any injections.

Endovenous Laser Therapy

Endovenous laser therapy is a little bit more invasive than simple laser treatment. A professional will make an incision in the vein. A laser fiber is inserted into the vein to cause enough heat to make the vein disappear.

Why Are My Veins So Visible? It’s More Common Than You Think

Are you tired of screaming “Why are my veins so visible”? There are a lot of simple solutions that you can try to get them to go away. Talk to your doctor about some of the methods that you’ve read here so you can start feeling better about your legs.

Did these tips help you deal with those stubborn veins? Visit the health and beauty section of our blog daily for more advice like what you read here.