Why You Shouldn’t DIY Spider Vein Removal
For many years, both women and men have been aiming to come through with new do-it-yourself ways to enhance their beauty, body, and health. In fact, you can find these types of home remedies reaching back for thousands of years! Today, we are still obsessed with coming up with great ways to help us achieve our beauty goals from the comfort of our own homes without ever having to set foot in a doctor’s office. While some of these remedies might work and give you some results, it is important to keep in mind that not all of these treatments are safe or effective. When it comes to your health and appearance, you should always go to a trusted medical provider. When it comes to treating spider veins, it is no exception. There may be various DIY spider vein removal techniques and products available, but they don’t compare to professional spider vein removal.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are the small sunburst-like veins that you might see on the face, hands, legs, or anywhere else on the body. These are often dark in color – dark blue, red, or purple – and while typically painless, they can cause embarrassment or lack of self-confidence, especially when it comes to wearing certain clothing.
Why You Should Avoid DIY Spider Vein Removal
There are a few reasons that you should avoid DIY Spider vein removal techniques, such as apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, and essential oils. While all of these techniques have been discussed for many years as being the perfect way to get rid of your spider veins without having to see a medical professional, there aren’t trusted results to back up these claims.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Many people claim that drinking apple cider vinegar, boosts immunity and offers a variety of other health benefits. While it may be good for your body in small amounts, due to its high concentration, it isn’t exactly good for spider veins. Rubbing it on your skin can actually cause irritation and redness, and it won’t do anything for your spider veins. It’s better to skip it altogether or use it for another purpose, such as cooking.
Witch hazel was designed as an astringent to be used on the skin. It cools the topmost layer of the skin when applied, but it does not have the ability or strength to penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin where the spider veins are located. It is best to skip this one.
More and more people are hopping on the essential oils train. While these oils are great for diffusers and can be used in craft projects and candles, they don’t have any purpose in treating spider veins. These oils cannot actually clear up your spider veins – the best they can do is make your skin smell nice and put you in a better mindset. Essential oils should not be used as a replacement for actual medical care, regardless of the concern.
Say Yes to Sclerotherapy for Spider Vein Removal
When it comes to spider vein removal, it is important to skip the home remedies and opt for something backed by science, such as Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is the spider vein removal technique that is non-surgical and has no downtime, making it the perfect treatment for any day of the week. Sclerotherapy works by injecting a sclerosing solution, such as Asclera, into the spider veins, which will then cause them to collapse and disappear altogether. While you may need a few treatments, you will usually see them starting to have an effect after the first two or three. The treatments only take between fifteen and forty-five minutes at your doctor’s office, so they can be done even on the busiest schedules!
If you would like to learn more about Sclerotherapy and how it can help to remove unsightly and embarrassing spider veins, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359.