In a previous blog, we went over everything you need to know about varicose veins, what they are, what causes them, how to prevent them, and how to treat them. To learn more about this topic, we’re going to delve a little deeper into how to prevent the pesky lines that appear on our legs, feet, and face. With the spring and summer seasons upon us, we will spend more and more time on the beach and wearing clothes that allow us to show off how awesome our legs are! Or how awesome they will be with the help of the medical spa, VIP Medical Aesthetics. If preventing varicose veins isn’t enough and you want to be rid of them once and for all, contact a medical aesthetician today.

Even though spider veins or varicose veins aren’t 100 percent preventable, there are habits and lifestyles that can help keep them at bay and to keep existing veins from becoming worse. Follow these tips so that you can lead a healthier life and to make living with varicose veins easier.

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Exercise Regularly

This isn’t just about preventing spider veins, but also maintaining a healthy heart and body. Residents in the Tampa area are sure to get plenty of exercise with trips to the beach and easy access to parks. Instead of driving to the beach next time, hop on a bike. This will increase the blood circulation in your legs and will keep your veins strong. Getting at least half an hour of walking, running, biking, swimming, or any type of exercise you prefer will also reduce blood pressure and will strengthen the circulatory system.

Keep a Healthy Weight

sclerotherapyThere is a strong connection between obesity and the development of varicose veins. When there is additional pressure on your legs, this decreases the efficiency in which the veins carry blood through the body and back to the heart. When your veins have to do extra work to push blood through your body, there is an increased chance of varicose veins developing. With a consistent exercise regimen, losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight is a step towards to preventing spider veins.

Remember Your Posture

Were you ever told to sit up straight and to never cross your legs? Your mother or teacher was right. When you’re sitting at your desk, try to remember to keep your back straight and your legs uncrossed. Crossing your legs can cause blood flow to be restricted, leading to varicose veins forming. Keeping a good posture will help keep a strong circulation. In addition, when you’re sleeping at night, try to keep your legs elevated above your heart with a pillow. This will enhance blood circulation.

Avoid Standing or Sitting For a Prolonged Time

Sitting at a desk or standing at a register all day can keep your calf muscles inactive. This will weaken the blood vessels in your legs and over a long period of time, this can lead to increased pressure and vein dysfunction. Give your muscles an opportunity to stretch by standing up or taking short walks from time to time. Exercising is beneficial, but even eight hours of sitting or standing in one place can be harmful to your veins.

Sclerotherapy to reduce varicose veins, HCG or vitamin B12 injection to jumpstart weight loss, VIP Medical Aesthetics can help you with anti-aging, skin care, and more. If you want a healthier, vein-free you, call a medical spa today. Enjoy short shorts, skirts, and swimsuits without worrying about varicose veins.

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