The presence of spider veins can significantly interfere with the appearance you want. They resemble the legs or the web of a spider as they dart out in different directions. Appearing as interwoven lines, primarily on the face and legs, they are hard to keep secret. The impact they have on the appearance is why many people look for spider vein removal treatments.
Only in rare circumstances do spider veins cause any uncomfortable symptoms. Unlike their larger counterparts, varicose veins, their impact is normally aesthetic only. Varicose veins can cause problems like aching, swelling, itching, burning and numbness, as well as appearance problems. Spider veins do not create any health risks, at least in the vast majority of cases.
Due to the impact spider veins can have on a person’s appearance, they can reach the point to where a person’s self-esteem suffers. Individuals with the condition can find themselves wondering what other people think. This can weigh on the mind so much that a person can be reluctant to go out in public or participate in activities that were fun and relaxing at one point. If you are in this category, it is definitely time to have a discussion with our team about your options for spider vein removal.
There are a number of effective treatment methods that are available for the removal of spider veins. The oldest one is a procedure called sclerotherapy. During this procedure, a special solution is injected into the vein that is targeted for treatment and removal. The solution used irritates the walls of the vessel. This causes them to collapse and the vein to be safely destroyed. What is left of it will become scar tissue that the body begins to absorb. Over the following weeks and months, what is left of the treated veins will fade from view.
Sclerotherapy is a fairly simple procedure. It has been around longer than any other treatment method and has a good track record for success. Laser therapy is another commonly used method for the treatment of spider veins. It is done when highly concentrated and focused beams of light are directed at the veins that are causing the problems. Advancements in laser technology allow the energy to be focused on the veins without disturbing surrounding tissue. The heat from the laser safely destroys the targeted veins.
Other options for spider vein removal include IPL photorejuvenation and wearing compression stockings. The best treatment for you will depend on a variety of factors and will ultimately be determined during a consultation at our office.
One reason you may want to consider spider vein removal is the ease with which the treatments can be conducted. They typically require no recovery period following the treatment. They can be done in the comfort of our office.