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How to Get Rid of Spider Veins and Show off Your Legs
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Written by Rozann Schepers   

Great Legs If you have spent most of your life in slacks because of spider veins, wouldn’t you like to wear a pair of shorts and a swim suit?  A lot of women are cursed by spider veins.  Spider veins are small little blue tracks that appear sometimes all the way up to your thighs.  They are usually hereditary.  Even though they are very embarrassing, don’t worry they are not dangerous. Here are some options for you.  Do some investigating.  Surgery may be an option.  Also now there are advanced laser treatments. 

These two options may be extreme, so you may want to investigate into sclerotherapy.   Usually what happens with sclerotherapy, is that the doctor injects all of your spider veins with a dissolving solution.  The procedure only takes about 30 minutes, maybe more.  You go home with your legs wrapped tight to help the process work.  Typically your legs are wrapped tight for a week.  After just three weeks you will be amazed at how much lighter your veins will look.  And at 6 weeks they should be completely gone.  If surgery or sclerotherapy are not an option for you,  here are some ways to prevent spider veins and secrets for great looking legs.    

Don’t sit too long.  If you work at a desk, get up for a short stroll every half-hour. Regular brisk walking increases circulation in your legs. 

Are you on your feet all day? Shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes. Also doing leg lifts by standing on your toes for a count to 10 and then release increases circulation in your legs. 

Put your feet up.  Ideally lying down with a pillow under your legs is best. 

Wear air stockings.  Air stocking is spray finish that covers unsightly veins and makes legs look smooth. 

Leg makeup.  You can buy leg make up to cover and hide the spider veins, but I would advise against getting into the pool or the ocean. 

Brew Coffee. The grounds in coffee contain caffeine, the same ingredient in costly cellulite creams .  While the grounds are warm moisten with olive oil and use as an exfoliating scrub on legs. 

Choose heels without ankle straps which make your legs look shorter.  Platforms are also great for lengthening legs.  If your legs are muscular, choose a heel that isn’t ultra thin. 

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iTony said:

I was doing some research a couple of weeks ago on veins and I came across some pictures of spider vein. That was nasty looking. lol
April 06, 2010
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PBenfield said:

good information!
April 06, 2010
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DenaBolton said:

Great info! I like the idea of using coffee grounds and such to make a lotion. Also, I started wearing support hose long before they were so popular. My doctor loved me for it.
April 14, 2010
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