Spider veins are the tiny, enlarged blood vessels that look like reddish or blueish spider webs just under the surface of your skin. They are most commonly seen on the lower leg and thigh but can also be found on the face and chest. While they typically do not cause any health problems, they can have a negative cosmetic impact. If your spider veins are damaging your self-esteem, you could benefit from non-surgical spider vein treatment.
The top three benefits of spider vein treatment are:
• Your spider veins will completely disappear or become so faded that they are hardly noticeable
• Sclerotherapy is a safe treatment that has been used effectively for years
• There is no recovery time required. You can go home or back to work immediately after the treatment
When you have a consultation with our specialist, your spider veins may be examined. According to your individual needs, a course of treatment may be recommended. We may ask about any previous surgeries, your overall medical condition and any allergies or current medications that you are taking. You can ask questions and learn about reasonable expectations for the results. For example, if you have had a blood clot in the past, you need to tell the specialist so your individual condition can be considered.
It may take several treatments to remove the spider veins completely. Sclerotherapy is mainly used for medium-sized spider veins. A chemical solution, which is typically made of saline, is injected into the vein with a micro-needle. The solution damages the vein and makes it collapse. The vein will turn white and gradually be absorbed by the surrounding tissue. You may be asked to wear compression stockings after the procedure for a short time to compress the veins. The procedure comes with no downtime.
We offer spider vein treatment in the form of injection, foam and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Each method comes with its own advantages, so we will help you learn which technique is best for your needs during your consultation with us. Foam sclerotherapy, for example, is often the ideal treatment choice for bigger spider veins because it can cover a large area in a short amount of time.
During your first appointment with us at Ozark Regional Vein Center, you can ask our specialist which spider vein treatment option would be best for you. With effective non-surgical treatments, you no longer need to live with your spider veins. Contact our office in Rogers today to schedule your consultation and learn more!