The Basics Of Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins can be embarrassing, especially if they are easily visible to others. Fortunately, effective spider vein treatment options are available to eliminate these abnormal veins and improve your appearance. If you are considering seeking treatment for spider veins, review the information below to learn more.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are abnormal veins that may develop on the face, chest, hands, legs or in other locations. They may be blue, red or purple, and they often appear twisted. Spider veins don’t typically cause any discomfort or other physical symptoms, and they are not raised above the skin’s surface like varicose veins. However, many people still decide to seek treatment for spider veins for aesthetic reasons.
Treatment Options for Spider Veins
Several treatment options are available for people with spider veins. Some of these options include:
- Vein Gogh (Ohmic Thermolysis) – This treatment method uses controlled heat to cauterize spider veins. It is most often used for spider veins on the face
- Laser Treatment – This method involves the use of a laser to eliminate veins in the legs, chest, neck or face
- Sclerotherapy – During sclerotherapy, a special solution is injected into spider veins. This solution irritates the lining of the veins, which causes them to collapse and eventually fade from view. For more difficult veins, a foaming solution may be used. Sclerotherapy is considered the “gold standard” for spider vein treatment.
Seeking Spider Vein Treatment
If you are interested in treatment for spider veins, it’s important to consult a qualified board-certified vein doctor who has experience dealing with these conditions. When you visit a vein doctor, he or she will be able to perform a physical exam, review your medical history and determine which treatment options might be right for you. With the help of your doctor, you will be able to choose the best course of treatment for your condition.
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