Spider veins are an embarrassing condition that can affect your self-esteem and your quality of life. Fortunately, a variety of treatment options are available. Below is some information about spider veins and spider vein treatment options to help you make the best decision.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are abnormal veins that often develop in the hands, chest, face and legs. They appear in web-like formations, and they tend to be blue, red or purple in color. Spider veins are rarely raised above the surface of the skin. Many people with spider veins experience no other symptoms in addition to the appearance of the veins. However, some people may notice throbbing, cramping, tingling and other uncomfortable symptoms, especially when spider veins are located in the legs.
Spider Vein Treatment Options
If you are suffering from spider veins, you may be able to alleviate your symptoms with several different treatments. At Premier Heart and Vein Care, we offer the following treatment options for people with spider veins.
- Veinwave – Veinwave is a treatment option that utilizes high frequency thermal energy to treat spider veins. The energy is delivered through a fine needle inserted into the abnormal veins. This procedure is ideal for delicate areas that cannot be treated using other methods, such as the face. Veinwave is also appropriate for hard-to-treat areas, such as your knees and ankles.
- Sclerotherapy – Sclerotherapy is a procedure that treats spider veins with a special sclerosing solution. During this procedure, the surgeon uses a fine needle to inject the solution into individual spider veins. This solution irritates the veins and causes them to collapse. The results of this procedure will not be immediately apparent, but instead will appear over the next few weeks and months.
Seeking Spider Vein Treatment
If you are interested in scheduling treatment for spider veins, the best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with a vascular surgeon. To get started, contact Premier Heart and Vein Care today.