Removing Spider Veins
Removing Spider Veins
Tired of spider veins dictating what you wear and how you feel about yourself? Don’t let something so easily treated rule such a large part of your life. You deserve to feel confident about your legs and even want to show them off. These unsightly veins can be treated with a simple procedure called Sclerotherapy, also known as spider vein removal.
A Sclerotherapy spider vein treatment is a safe and successful minimally invasive treatment for removing spider veins and requires no anesthesia, lasers, or incisions, and the recovery time is almost instant. The procedure involves an injection of a saline-based solution that is directly applied to the vein causing it to clot and close. Over time the closed vein will slowly disappear, diminishing those nerving purple webs.
Why Do Spider Veins Appear?
Spider veins develop when the one-way valves inside the veins in our legs weaken. This creates extra blood in the vein, which puts pressure on the walls of the vein. Over time, the vein walls weaken and bulge and this causes spider veins to appear. They often look like branching pattern and can be found on the thighs, lower legs, and occasionally on the face.
Some individuals have a higher risk of developing these pesky veins. If your blood relatives have them, you have a high risk. Most people develop them because they sit or stand for long periods of time. Spider veins also become more common with age and during pregnancy. Other factors include sunlight, hormonal changes, and certain injuries.
How Are Spider Veins Removed?
Removing spider veins can be done through a process called Sclerotherapy. You should consider a spider vein treatment if you have visible veins that have a branching or web-like pattern that you would like to eliminate.
During a Sclerotherapy treatment for removing spider veins, your physician or nurse injects the veins with a chemical solution that scars and closes those veins, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. The treated veins will fade within a few weeks; however, the same vein may need to be injected more than once.
Spider Vein Removal Recovery
The recovery time for spider vein removal is almost immediate, with minimal downtime. You can expect to return to work the next day and resume to your normal activities. There will be some minimal bruising and soreness at the site of the injection. Continue to wear the compression tape or compression socks to help with the healing process.
Your recovery time is also dependent on the size of the vein, the area treated, and the number of injections received. Refrain from taking over the counter medications such as Aspirin and Advil and use more topical solutions such as Aloe Vera to help with inflammation.
Removing Spider Veins Has Never Been Easier
Removing spider veins has never been easier! If you are ready to say goodbye to pesky veins and hello to summer dresses, it is time to try Sclerotherapy! Receive a complimentary spider vein consultation with our skin care professionals here at the National Laser Institute and Medical Spa. Our amazing medical team will assist you and answer any further questions you may have about our sclerotherapy treatment and its recovery process. Give us a call at 1-800-851-0969 or click here to get you closer to feeling confident with every step you take. Don’t forget to check 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.