Mothers Day is May 12th. May is one of the most beautiful months of the year in my opinion. Originally named for the Greek goddess of fertility, Maia. So it is fitting that May is our month for laser vein therapy as one of the major causes of them is carrying our little bundles of joy in our bellies.
Leg veins have various risk factors for developing them, the number one cause is being pregnant. It is a huge accelerating factor in the formation of spider veins (varicose). They often form or worsen during pregnancy. If the varicose veins already existed prior to pregnancy, the condition often gets worse. A woman’s body undergoes so many changes during pregnancy – an increase in blood volume causes the veins to swell, the growing uterus and baby’s weight puts pressure on pubic blood vessels and the inferior vena cava, the hormone progesterone increases and dilates the veins. Cause and effect here is the blood begins to pool.
This pooling damages the valves in the vein and forces the body to find alternate circulation. Thanks to modern laser technology, treating broken or varicose veins has become a easy-peasy. Our new procedures are minimally invasive, don’t require surgery, have little to no downtime, and pretty much zero risks. You’ll be walking home on the same day with relatively little pain or discomfort.
Other causes of spider veins or varicose veins are high heels, crossing your legs and standing for long periods. Compression stockings may be recommended at the time of the treatment for post procedure healing, but for the most part are not necessary unless you will be standing for long periods shortly afterwards.
This Mother’s Day rid yourself of spider veins in time for summer.