Spring is coming, and with summertime close on it’s heels; it is time to think about getting back into summer fashions. Luckily, we have some time to get together our plan of attack to get ready for shorts, skirts, capri and bathing suit weather. The first order of business: Get rid of those spider veins!
It isn’t a very difficult process. It requires no anesthesia or downtime. One method of treatment is Sclerotherapy, which involves injecting each spider vein with a saline solution that irritates the vein’s lining and causes its walls to collapse. There is also a foam product being used, of late, that prevents leakage to the surrounding tissue. The solution used in the injections can be customized to the color, depth and thickness of a particular patient’s spider veins. Accuracy is assured by using ultrasound to guide the needles.
Depending upon the severity of the spider veins, the size of your capillaries (if they are particularly small), or preference; Laser treatments might be the way to go. Or, you could opt for a combination treatment of laser-assisted Sclerotherapy, which utilizes the sclerosant solution – then, the laser beam is pointed at each injection site along each vein, to speed healing. The choice of treatment options will be decided by you and your doctor.
Since everyone’s spider vein needs are different, the method, and amount of sessions it will take to remove them completely, will vary. Schedule a consultation with a vein expert in your area, and look forward to summer.