Can Weight Gain Cause Spider Veins to Form on the Body?
Spider veins cause untold frustration for millions of patients. They are small, reddish or bluish veins that appear to stick out through the skin and manifest mainly on the legs. Multiple factors control the formation of spider veins, including family history, circulatory problems, blood clots, medications, hormonal issues, and various underlying conditions. Another significant factor may be weight gain or obesity, which can cause circulatory problems that lead to or increase spider vein formation.
Fortunately, we can help reduce or remove the appearance of spider veins through sclerotherapy, a safe, quick, and effective treatment option in Great Neck, NY. To learn more, contact us and schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam B. Bodian at Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa.
Can weight gain cause spider veins to form?
Overall, health is essential for the proper functioning of bodily systems, and weight gain can significantly influence the development of many issues. Whether it’s health issues, cosmetic issues, or a combination of both, weight gain can lead to numerous adverse consequences, including an increased risk of forming spider veins, because increased weight (and conditions like obesity) can negatively impact circulatory function.
And with the veins placed under increased stress and working harder to move blood through the body, problems are likelier to arise, such as the development of spider veins, which are caused by faulty valves in the veins.
Since the veins are responsible for transporting blood back to the heart, they feature a valve system that keeps blood going in the right direction and prevents back-ups. Yet, if the valves no longer work correctly, this can allow blood to pool and result in the swelling of the more superficial veins, causing them to appear visible through the skin.
Employing lifestyle modifications and other strategies to decrease body weight can yield profoundly positive effects throughout the body and allow you to enjoy long-lasting well-being while reducing the development of future spider veins. However, even this indispensable health effort does not get rid of the appearance of the spider veins that have already formed.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for patients who have mild-to-medium cases of spider veins. This procedure is minimally invasive and requires no downtime, no anesthetic, and no incisions.
It’s performed in our private, comfortable treatment rooms in Great Neck, NY. And it only requires basically one step: we carefully use a very fine needle to inject the affected veins with a sclerosing solution, which will cause the spider veins to become minimized by diverting blood flow through other avenues. As a result, patients can once again wear whatever they like without the confidence-reducing effects of visible spider veins.
Diminish the appearance of spider veins and improve your self-image
Our advanced sclerotherapy treatments at Bodian Dermatology and Medical Day Spa can give you near-immediate, confidence-boosting results after just one or two short sessions. And with virtually no downtime, hassle, or pain, reducing the visibility of spider veins is easier than ever. To explore your options, don’t hesitate to set up a consultation with Dr. Adam B. Bodian in Great Neck, NY.