After undergoing treatment for your spider veins, or telangiectasia as it is sometimes called, the last thing you want to do is have them reappear. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help reduce your chances of having telangiectasia reappear.
The following are some great, easy-to-follow tips that can help you prevent spider veins.
Tip #1 – Wear Sunscreen on a Daily Basis
Wearing sunscreen can protect your skin not only from sunburns, but from developing unsightly red lines associated with telangiectasia. It is recommended that you use at least an SPF 30 sunscreen, even if you aren’t going to be out in the sun. Make sure to apply it on all parts of your body, including your face.
Tip #2 – Engage in Regular Exercise
Exercising regularly, for at least 30 minutes a day, can help prevent telangiectasia. Exercise can help by strengthen the veins in your legs. If the veins are stronger, there is less of a chance of you developing telangiectasia.
If you are exercising to prevent this vascular problem, it is a good idea to focus on exercises that target the legs, as most cases of telangiectasia occur in the legs. Focusing on this part of the body while you exercise may prevent those unsightly red spider web-like lines from forming on your leg.
Tip #3 – Wear Comfortable, Low-Heeled Shoes
Wearing high-heeled shoes might make you look fashionable, but it could cause you to develop spider veins. Wearing comfortable, low-heeled shoes can help you improve the circulation and blood flow in your legs. Increased blood flow and circulation can help with the prevention of telangiectasia.
Tip #4 – Maintain a Healthy Weight
Maintaining a healthy weight will help you keep pressure off your legs. Reducing the amount of pressure on your legs will help improve the strength of your veins. Stronger veins are less likely to leak. Leaking veins is one of the most common causes of spider and varicose veins.
Every individual’s healthy weight will vary. Talk with your healthcare provider to receive personalized advice on how to maintain a healthy weight.
Remember, not all types of telangiectasia can be prevented. Even if you follow all of these aftercare tips, you may still develop spider veins depending upon what is causing them to appear.
If you should develop spider veins, Dr. Kenneth A. Janoff of Bridgeport Vein Center, located in Portland, Oregon, can help you find a treatment that will reduce their appearance. Dr. Kenneth A. Janoff is experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of vascular problems, including telangiectasia. Call our vein clinic today to schedule an appointment with our vein doctor to discuss treatment options, such as VeinGogh and Sclerotherapy.