The development of varicose and spider veins is not caused by a single factor. A combination of factors can contribute to the development of these unsightly veins. Here are factors that heavily influence the development of spider and varicose veins: Age – The older you get, the greater the chances of your valves weakening. Hormonal Changes – Shift in hormone levels such as those that occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause could contribute to development of spider and varicose veins. Birth control pills and other drugs which contain estrogen and progesterone could also lead to the development of these unsightly veins. Medical History – Some individuals are born with weak blood vessels which could increase their chances of developing varicose and spider veins. Pregnancy – Apart from the large demand of blood supply into the body, the growing uterus could actually influence the development of spider veins. Obesity – The extra weight could put extra pressure on the veins. Sun Exposure – Fair skinned individuals tend to develop spider veins from too much sun exposure. Lack of Exercise and Movement – Standing and sitting for long periods will most likely force your veins to increase pressure by pumping too much blood into your heart. Houston Spider Vein Treatment For those who would want to reduce the appearance of their varicose and spider veins in Houston, Dr. Wilberto Cortés offers Houston spider vein laser treatments. He services nearby areas of The Woodlands, Conroe, Kingwood, Sugarland, Katy, and Spring as well. Dr. Cortés offers Elos, the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently reduce the appearance of problem veins on the legs and face. Elos is truly the next generation of safe and effective vein treatment technology. Visit Dr. Cortés now for an initial consultation concerning spider vein treatments in Houston. Fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cortés via email. You can also call us at (713) 234-6244. Together, we will review your goals, expectations, and medical history to advise you regarding the different existing options and provide you the highest quality care!