If you are troubled by spider veins on your face and body, I have good news - and more good news. The first good news is that, while these veins are unsightly, they are relatively harmless. And the second piece of good news is that there are safe, effective ways to minimize their appearance.
Spider veins are tiny blood vessels that appear as thin blue lines under the skin, particularly on the thighs and legs. Though they are often thought to be associated with varicose veins, the two are unrelated. Spider veins are harmless, and in fact, they aren't actually veins at all, just dilated capillaries or arterioles (tiny blood vessels that connect arteries to capillaries). They're common after pregnancies. If they don't bother you, you can simply ignore them. If they do, you can cover them with cosmetics - or help them fade altogether.
If you use Systéme 41, you'll see improvements in facial veins over time because of the white tea and vitamin C it contains. But if you want to reduce spider veins on your legs or other parts of your body, you'll need to take a different approach. Fortunately, green tea cream can help.
A recent study examined the properties of Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG, the main polyphenol component of green tea. The researchers conducted a trial with volunteers who had facial spider veins. They applied an EGCG cream to one half of their face and a control cream to the other twice a day for six weeks. They found that the sides treated with the EGCG cream showed changes that would lead to a reduction or prevention of facial spider veins.
Advanced Bionutritionals makes a green tea body cream that can be applied anywhere you have spider veins. Apply it twice daily, and you should see results in about six weeks. If you want faster results, your doctor may be able to inject your spider veins with a solution that makes them less noticeable. However, this procedure can have minor side effects, such as bruising, and the effect may not last. So I don't recommend it. Other doctors may use laser therapy, which does work. However, both treatments are expensive and you often can experience the same results by using green tea cream. It's a much safer and natural way to treat them.
If you have spider veins and they don't bother you, feel free to leave them alone. But if they do bother you, green tea cream is a great, safe option to get your skin looking back to normal. You can order
Advanced Green Tea Cream by following this link.
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