Summer is the season of sexy legs and many women with varicose and spider veins cover their gams to hide the unsightly condition. The final piece of Dr. Aister’s anti-aging spa treatment interview focuses on vein therapy with tips to eliminate and minimize varicose and spider veins.
Dr. Aister has been a valuable resource, conducting two prior interviews with the Spa Examiner on the Vampire FaceLift and the O and P shot. This is the final segment of a three part series in which the doctor offered anti-aging skin care and spa treatment advice to repair damage caused by the sun and tips to treat varicose and spider veins.
Dr. Aister: When you look at the veins, especially the veins in the lower extremity, the valves that allow the blood to flow towards the heart are incompetent. The blood stays in the vein and forms a reservoir, creating varicose and spider veins. To treat the deeper system, laser, radio frequency and surgery are recommended. However, the best way to protect the veins without surgery are to increase muscle mass.
- The more you exercise your legs and make sure they are toned properly, the muscle mass in itself will prevent that reservoir from forming, and help the veins to be more active and bring blood back to the heart.
- When you are off your feet, sitting, reading at night, or watching TV, do not cross your legs and elevate then, even when you go to bed, put some pillows under the feet to raise the ankles above heart level.
- When standing for long periods of time, use support hose and stockings along with comfortable shoes.
- There is nothing you can take orally to make varicose and spider veins disappear. They typically get worse until they are managed with injections or laser therapy.
Dr. Aister treats varicose and spider veins at the Artemis Laser & Vein Center, a nationally owned and operated, state-of-the-art cosmetic facility that brings only the newest procedures and anti-aging spa treatments and skin care to patients.
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