As we age, we certainly start to notice some differences in our body. Obviously there are wrinkles that start to form, proof to the world that we have had many great memories. Hair loses it’s shiny color, tempting us to dye it, or definitely to continue dying it. In addition to these signs, you may have seen changes in the appearance of your legs too, taking the form of little purple scraggly lines here and there. These are known as spider veins.
What Are Spider Veins
Sometimes found on the legs, ankles, feet or even face, spider veins can be reddish, blue, or purple in color and aren’t typically a cause for medical concern. They can be caused by certain medical conditions but occur generally more often as we age. The structure of our veins can change over time and then small groups of veins end up near the skin.
Spider Veins Removal Options
If you find yourself looking at your own spider veins, you may want to do something about it. So what can be done? Well, there are several minimally-invasive spider veins removal options that can be done.
During laser removal of spider veins, a laser, or intense beam of light, is applied directly to the veins. Sometimes it is a direct beam and sometimes it is pulsated. It is similar to other laser treatments and very common, safe, and effective.
Sclerotherapy is another option for spider veins removal. During this procedure, a very small needle would be used to inject the spider veins directly with a solution that targets the veins. This treatment cannot be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and does require light bandages to aid in the results.
Both removal styles take a bit to show the full effects but do give desirable results. Full results can be acquired in a few weeks, but some cases may require several treatments.
Spider veins can be unsightly, but spider veins removal is not only easy, but a very common practice. Procedures like these are quick and you will be home the same day. To learn more about spider veins removal or to schedule your consultation, contact Ozark Regional Vein Center today! We are conveniently located in Rogers, AR.