Spider veins can appear as a small cluster of red, blue, or purple veins on the thighs, calves, and ankles. The spider veins can become noticeable at a young age, but for others, the veins may not become obvious until much later. There are a number of different factors that may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, these include:
There are several options available to safely and effectively remove spider veins. Spider veins usually do not cause continued problems but they can sometimes cause aching, burning or pain, especially when you've been standing for long periods. If you have symptoms or are concerned about the appearance of spider veins, treatment options include:
IPL – IPL treats spider veins by smoothing out the skin through non-invasive pulse of light.
Sclerotherapy – During this procedure, the doctor will inject the veins directly with a solution that scars and closes them. This causes the blood to reroute through a healthier vein. Within a few weeks, the treated spider veins will fade. Although the same vein may need to be injected more than once, sclerotherapy is usually effective if done correctly.
Laser surgery – Laser surgery involves sending a strong burst of light directly into the vein that makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. No incisions or needles are used. After treatment, the blood vessels will begin to fade over several months.
Bemer – Bemer is used to improve restricted circulation in the smallest blood vessels, which helps to support the body's own self-healing and regeneration processes reducing the appearance of spider veins.
Contact the office today for the best method used to treat spider veins for your particular situation.
Recovery from spider vein removal will have specific instructions to help with the healing. You may be instructed to wear support hose to help your legs heal. The treated sites will appear bruised and you may feel some cramping in your legs for the first day or two after treatment. This type of discomfort is usually temporary and will diminish in time. Although every patient heals at a different rate, most are back to normal activities quickly. Following treatment, medications that are to be applied topically or taken orally will be prescribed to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection. You will also be given information on when to follow-up with your doctor.
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