Posted on May 18, 2022 by Texas Vein & Wellness Institute
Now that summer is in full effect; we sure are ready to beat the heat and show some skin! But how can we freely strut around town in our favorite shorts or skirts when there are spider veins that lurk through our skin? Just like varicose veins, they are easily visible on the skin’s surface in smaller, blue, purple or red vessels — ready to ruin your spring!
There are various factors that can cause the appearance of spider veins in the skin. It can be passed on in the genes or can be the effect of obesity. However, your lifestyle can also predispose us to get spider veins. If your job requires you to stand for long hours often, like nurses, teachers or hairstylists, spider veins can be an aftermath. The condition may also be due to hormonal situations, such as puberty, menopause, pregnancy, or the use of birth control pills and hormonal replacement therapies.
When you are involved in any such risk factors, the occurrence of spider veins is highly possible, so it’s best to consult a physician who can provide you with effective treatment options, such as: