Those small webs of blue or purple lines on legs can cause some women to lock themselves inside their house during the warm months. Spider veins can make you feel self-conscious and to some women they cause pain and discomfort. You will eventually ask yourself, how does one go about the treatment of spider veins? Luckily, there are many effective and safe methods available today that reduce or eliminate the appearance of spider veins. There are many preventive approaches you can try at home to prevent future veins appearing. But if you are ready to see these veins disappear, there are now several minimally invasive procedures that will bring your confidence back right along with your beautiful legs.
What Causes Spider Veins?
A number of different factors have been known to contribute to the appearance of spider veins. Some of these include hormone imbalanced, inherited, Weight change (losing or gaining), smoking, inactivity, pregnancy, and standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Is Spider Vein Treatment A Good Option For Me?
If your spider veins keep you from enjoying life or make you uncomfortable to do normal outdoor activities with your family, you may want to consider treatment for your spider veins. If your veins are causing you discomfort, pain, restless legs, and keep you from sleeping or resting, you may also want to seek treatment.
Saying Goodbye is Safe and Easy
There are several ways to get rid of those unsightly veins. Three minimally invasive procedures that come highly recommended include:
- Sclerotherapy: Conducted right in the doctor’s office in less than an hour, this is the most popular option for removing spider veins. The doctor will inject a solution directly into the vein, causing it to disappear gradually over the next few weeks. You will most likely be able to continue regular activity the same day.
- VeinGogh: This procedure is done as an outpatient procedure right in your doctor’s office. The procedure is usually pain-free and involves little or no downtime. VeinGogh is done with a small fiber, about the width or a single hair, to send heat into the affected vein. When inserted, the heat from the fiber causes the walls of the vein to breakdown. The vein eventually disappears.
- Endovenous Laser Treatment: This procedure is similar to the VeinGogh procedure, and may be used depending on the size of your affected vein. During this procedure, your doctor will insert a laser fiber into your targeted vein. Once the fibrous laser is activated it will heat up the vein, forcing it to collapse and close tightly like shrink wrap. The heat will not harm the surrounding area and the vein will fade. This is an outpatient procedure which uses anesthesia.
If you think you are ready to see vein free legs when you look in the mirror, or ready to get rid of the discomfort you are probably a good candidate for vein treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Norman Chideckel for the treatment of spider veins.