Make the most of spider vein therapy in Newport Beach with healthy habits
Spider veins are a cosmetic problem that many women experience. More than anything, these clusters of tiny blue, purple, and red veins are emotionally distressing. Dr. Arta Farshidi understands the impact of unhealthy skin conditions and she is happy to offer patients outstanding treatment and tips to keep spider veins at bay.
Topical treatment for spider veins
Some people try fading spider veins with topical solutions such as vitamin K cream or lotion. This approach may be effective in some cases but should be taken with caution. Individuals on blood thinning medications, in particular, should consult with their physician before trying topical treatments for problematic veins.
Effective vein therapy in Newport Beach
Sclerotherapy has long been a viable treatment option for unwanted veins. This straightforward procedure is completed in our comfortable office using the smallest possible needle. During sclerotherapy treatment, veins are injected with a medication that causes irritation to the lining of vein walls. Healthy veins are not affected by this very precise procedure. The irritation caused by sclerosing solution leads to the closure of these dysfunctional veins and their subsequent disappearance.
Maintaining healthy, beautiful skin with good habits
Sclerotherapy is an investment into the beauty of your skin. When you have chosen this treatment, you want to know that the results achieved will last. While there may be no way to guarantee new spider veins will not develop, there are habits that can improve your chances of maintaining gorgeous skin:
- Keep hot showers, baths, and saunas to a minimum. Heat causes blood vessels to dilate and become more visible.
- Employ measures to protect skin from UV exposure, such as daily sunscreen application or long pants when possible.
- Move around frequently. This is especially important for those who sit at a desk for several hours a day. Getting up and moving frequently minimizes the pressure on veins in the legs, ankles, and feet.
- When possible, elevate the feet and legs. This could mean sitting in a recliner at night or propping feet up on a stool while watching television or reading. In bed, legs may be elevated on pillows to reduce pressure.
- A healthy, active lifestyle maintains healthy muscle and skin tone in the core and extremities and provides a host of benefits, including vascular support.
When you live in beautiful Southern California, you want to feel comfortable showing off your legs. Visit Arta Dermatology and say goodbye to bothersome spider veins.
Back to Sclerotherapy Page