What to Do When the Summer Heat Makes Your Spider Veins Hurt

Spider veins are the dilated blood vessels that appear typically with a branching pattern just beneath the surface of the skin. They’re often progressive and usually increase in number and visibility with age and may be visible on the legs, face, hands, neck, or chest. Spider veins can cause both embarrassment and discomfort along with multiple symptoms such as swelling or itching.

If you have spider veins, you may be feeling the effects of the summertime heat. The sun can actually cause the formation of spider veins by deteriorating collagen and blood vessels near the skin’s surface and can worsen symptoms of existing ones.

Heat causes veins to dilate, and as the veins fill with blood, they swell. This is the body’s attempt to bring blood closer to the skin to assist in cooling it. However, those who have spider veins can experience pain or discomfort due to this swelling. In addition, due to the increased visibility of these veins many people feel uncomfortable wearing clothing that exposes these unsightly varicose veins during the hot summer months.

Although staying cool and hydrated, along with wearing compression stockings and keeping legs elevated can help to alleviate symptoms temporarily, specialist vein doctors offer the best treatment for spider veins.

Laser treatment for spider veins offers an ideal treatment for these vessels, virtually erasing them from the skin, minimizing their unsightly appearance, and providing relief from symptoms. The damaged veins collapse and close, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins and restoring healthy circulation.

Treatment doesn’t require anesthesia, can be done in the doctor’s office, and is minimally invasive and virtually pain-free, with little to no recovery time. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of these veins when medically necessary.

Take the time to find out how spider vein removal can help you. Our expert vascular specialists can effectively treat your spider veins using the latest techniques. If you would like more information regarding laser treatment for spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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