Spider veins are red or blue networks of blood vessels that most commonly appear on the legs. They usually don’t indicate a health problem, and many women and men have them.
The worst thing about them is that they can make you feel self-conscious. Elevating your feet and changing your diet might help prevent new ones from forming. However, once they appear, how can you get rid of them? While you may try home remedies and makeup, few find enough improvement to have the confidence to wear bathing suits or shorts.
Most spider veins on the legs are treated with sclerotherapy. During the procedure, a special solution is injected into the veins to halt blood flow, and over time, the blood vessels fade. This is a simple procedure, but the results may take some weeks to appear, so scheduling well before the warm weather might be a good plan. In addition, several office visits may be required to achieve the best effect.
Lasers are also being used for spider vein removal. Use of this focused beam of light works most effectively on veins smaller than a tenth of an inch and seems to be the first choice when these blood vessels appear on the face.
The use of radio frequency is a newer option that seems very promising, but injection therapy still remains the preferred method. Explore treatment options in your area to determine which might be the most ideal for you. Keep in mind that every person is unique, and the best solutions may require a few consultations with different clinics or physicians, such as the providers here in our practice. Schedule a consultation with us today to find out which treatment methods are right for you.
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