Most of the time, spider veins are harmless and will not pose a serious health risk other than causing an aching, burning, tingling or throbbing sensation. Spider veins are thin red and blue lines or web-like networks on your face and legs. Trying to get rid of the condition is purely a cosmetic reason. Here are some ways to treat the condition effectively.
Sclerotherapy is a popular procedure to get rid of spider veins. Your doctor will inject a solution into the veins to scar and close them. The blood will be rerouted through other healthier veins in the region. The treated veins will fade in a few weeks time. The procedure doesn't require anesthesia and can be done in your doctor's office. The therapy is effective when performed correctly.
Laser Surgery is another effective method to treat spider veins. The method sends strong bursts of light into the veins to make them fade and disappear after some time. No needles or incisions are used in this method. Laser surgery is less effective compared to Sclerotherapy, particularly for larger veins.
Using compression stockings, losing weight, getting a massage (to improve circulation in the area), and including more antioxidants in your diet will also help deal with the condition.