Exposure to the sun can make your spider veins worse! Exposure to the sun breaks down collagen. The tissue becomes weak. The weaker collagen results in decreased pressure surrounding our veins. The veins become torn and grow in size thus more visible through our skin.
Avoid this by wearing SPF 50+ every day on all parts of your body. Once you have spider veins they will not heal on their own. At INOVIA® Vein Specialty Center we treat these with a painless sclerotherapy treatment that has no downtime. Once you have this treatment, and in an effort to avoid making other veins worse it is important that you continue to avoid exposure to the sun!