Creepy Crawlers, When Spider Veins Come Crawling Down Your Skin

Can spider veins be treated?

Fortunately, there are a number of treatment modalities for spider veins ranging from invasive to non-invasive procedures. This specifically addresses individual needs and extent of spider veins.

Compression stockings

These are medical grade stockings with a pressure of 30mmHg that helps blood flow back to the heart. Wearing this is a great way of preventing the appearance of spider veins.


This involves injecting a chemical in the veins which causes it to swell and close its opening to disable the flow of blood. Multiple injections are usually done to achieve desired results.

Laser Treatments

Medical lasers can be used to treat spider veins. A cooling gel is usually used to minimize the burning sensation. Multiple treatments maybe required depending on the extent of spider veins.

How can we prevent spider veins?

If you have a family history of spider veins or planning for a pregnancy then preventing the occurrence of spider veins is a better option that treating it. Below are simple tips on how you could reduce your chances of developing spider veins and give those blood valves a much needed break.

  • If you’re job requires a great amount of time sitting or standing then wearing medical grade compression stockings is recommended.
  • Avoid wearing tight pants or anything which may impede normal blood flow in your leg area.
  • Elevate your legs when resting
  • Get some exercise. Walking around helps pump the blood back to your heart. Perform simple exercise when possible especially when standing or sitting for long periods of time.
  • Use appropriate sunscreen when planning to spend time under the sun. Wear protective clothing or use an umbrella to protect your skin against harmful sunrays.

Are they a cause for concern?

Most of the time, these spider veins don’t cause us any harm and we are simply bothered by its unsightly appearance. Most spider veins found at the lateral sides of your legs are usually more superficial with no deeper involvement. It can be itchy and tender. Rarely are these a sign of an underlying health problem.

Suzzane Edwards

Suzzane Edwards is a fulltime mom and currently works as a consultant for small businesses. When she’s not writing for Cash for Gold, she could be found blogging about simple tips on how people could live happier and healthier lives.

2 thoughts on “Creepy Crawlers, When Spider Veins Come Crawling Down Your Skin

  • December 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Hahaha the cute little muscle builder pic, you’re hilarious! Do you need shock treatment? The 2nd pic?? I love you and your articles, spider veins ewww. I dont have them as far as I can see and if you drink plenty of water (most people dont) I think that would go along way keeping the ugly veins popping up. I so cannot wait to communicate in a normal setting, so much to learn and talk about. Suffice it to say, its been crazy busy on my end but Im coming 12/16 and leave 12/18 staying at same place.Keep the info articles coming, Im reading even though I dont respond… ILY

  • December 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Oddly enough, I have’nt had trouble with spider veins, I drink a lot of water and I think they may have a lot to do with the way my skin looks. Ive been told I have the legs of a 20 year old. I dont know how to compare but thats just what they say. I thank you for this info though for friends who may have this issue. I hope I get to visit next weekend. I am coming. I am so thankful for your care! Guess you’ve seen Ive had to answer some of my friends. Ive chosen not to talk about anything because people will base their opinions however they want anyway, just saves my energy not to talk. I hope you are doing well, I am so ready…


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