Varicose veins (or spider veins) can have an impact not only on your appearance but also on your health. They can cause severe discomfort. Varicose veins are damaged veins. Extra blood in the vein pushes on the walls of the vein, causing it to expand. The wall of the vein weakens due to this continuous pressure. Some people are more prone to developing spider veins than others – if you have family members who suffer from this condition, you have a higher risk. Also, if you spend most of your time sitting or standing for long periods of time, you might be at risk. The vein may become more prominent with age and during pregnancy.

You should exercise, elevate your legs, get up and walk every half an hour if you sit for long periods of time to minimize the risk of getting varicose veins. If you stand for long periods, take a break every 30 minutes. Last but not least, avoid taking long baths in hot water for more than 20 minutes.

There are many treatments for varicose veins. Laser vein is a minimally invasive one, and it can fade or completely rid you of spider veins. The laser light will be directed at your spider vein during the treatment. Smaller varicose veins can disappear right after the treatment, and others may take one to three months to disappear. You may need a few treatments to completely rid of your spider veins.

We suggest wearing compression stockings after each treatment. Sun exposure should be avoided in the treated area for a few weeks. Protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UVB rays will help prevent not only the new varicose veins from forming but also will help prevent skin cancer. Usually, patients can go back to their regular activities the following day.

If you want to find out about laser vein treatment in Toronto, all you have to do is visit us at NuLook located in Etobicoke, Ontario. We are offering 20% OFF for Laser Vein treatment but hurry because the special is valid only for a limited time. Make the first step towards spider vein-free legs and contact us to book your appointment today!