How To Treat Spider Veins
How To Treat Spider Veins
Having spider veins can affect more than your appearance. These visible leg veins can affect your self-esteem, making you feel embarrassed to wear even a pair of shorts or a dress on a hot summer day. And forget about swimming! It’s much easier to schlep around in a pair of long pants or capris than wear a bathing suit that exposes these unsightly veins.
Old-school methods of spider vein removal have been replaced with quick, no-downtime options that keep up with our on-the-go schedules. Cosmetic procedures such as sclerotherapy have become the gold standard when it comes to leg vein removal because it works quickly and efficiently to eliminate ugly spider veins. Let’s explore how to treat spider veins with a sclerotherapy procedure.
Why Do We Get Visible Veins?
Spider veins are damaged veins that develop when tiny, one-way valves inside the veins weaken. In healthy veins, these valves push blood back to our heart. When these valves weaken, some blood flows backward and accumulates in the vein. This extra blood puts pressure on the walls of the vein, which causes the walls to weaken and bulge.
Your risk of developing varicose veins and spider veins may be higher if you sit or stand for long periods, are overweight or obese, are older, or have a condition that damaged the valves. These small, superficial clusters of dilated blood vessels appear most often in the legs but can also be found on the face.
If your symptoms are mild, your physician or nurse may suggest steps to take at home. He or she may suggest compression stockings to wear daily and remove at night to make the blood flow better in your legs. If this does not work and you have other symptoms that bother you, nonsurgical procedures to treat spider veins are the next step.
Leg Vein Removal With Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is the most common cosmetic treatment for leg vein removal. The procedure involves injecting a sclerosant directly into the vein with a thin needle. The vein instantly shuts down and disappears, and the blood is rerouted to healthier veins. Over time, the treated vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and fades away.
Nonsurgical spider vein removal can address unsightly veins that develop on your legs and feet. The affected veins are red, purple, or blue and appear in a spider- or web-like pattern. Other areas sclerotherapy can be used in include the thighs, face, and calves.
Leg vein removal with sclerotherapy is relatively quick, painless, and involves minimal downtime. Almost immediately, you can return to your daily routine. Your physician or nurse will advise that you wear compression socks to aid in the recovery process and healing time. In general, a sclerotherapy procedure can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. For optimal results, one to five sclerotherapy treatments will be recommended to eliminate the appearance of unsightly veins.
Sclerotherapy Treatment Benefits
Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that is highly effective in reducing or eliminating unsightly varicose veins or spider veins. Most patients are happy with the results and experience an immediate boost in self-esteem. Other sclerotherapy benefits include:
- Improved leg appearance. This is the most obvious benefit of leg vein removal because you no longer have to deal with blue and bulging veins. Your legs will have a smoother and healthier appearance.
- More confidence. If you avoided wearing shorts or dresses because of spider veins, you can look forward to wearing your favorite outfits after your sclerotherapy treatment.
- Pain relief. Sclerotherapy relieves the pain and aching that can accompany varicose veins in your legs.
- Safe. Sclerotherapy is minimally invasive and requires no cutting or removing of skin or tissue. This anti-aging procedure can be done with a few, if any, complications or side effects.
Say Goodbye To Visible Leg Veins
If you’re ready to say goodbye to visible veins, it’s time to consider the gold standard in leg vein removal. Sclerotherapy is an effective way to remove those networks of blue and red lines once and for all.
Before your sclerotherapy treatment, National Laser Institute Medical Spa invites you to schedule a no-obligation consultation to learn how to treat spider veins. One of our highly trained physicians and nurses will meet with you and create a customized treatment plan to meet all your skin care wants and desires.
To schedule your free sclerotherapy consultation, give us a call at 1-800-851-0969 or click here to secure your spot online. Don’t forget to ask about our monthly specials for even more anti-aging treatments.
Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.