Spider veins are a common problem and the treatment must be tailored for each individual patient and your unique health situation. You’ll want to have only the best and latest treatment options to ensure you’re looking your best this summer.
While there is no one-size-fits-all treatment, you will want to make sure that the treatment you receive is effective and also addresses any additional problems that could be the underlying cause of spider veins.
The treatment can be tricky and must be performed properly by trained personnel. Many times the spider veins are just an indication of a more complicated health situation. You want the underlying vein problem to be diagnosed and treated before you start treating your spider veins.
The gold standard for spider vein treatment is minimally invasive sclerotherapy. In this method, a chemical is injected into the vein, irritating the vein wall so much that it scars closed, thereby eliminating the spider or varicose vein.
In years past, saline was commonly used, but now the most common agents are detergents, usually sodium tetradecyl sulfate or polidocanol. These drugs cause inflammation and subsequent vein closure. The procedure demands attention to detail.
During the procedure, the appropriate concentration of chemical, under the right amount of pressure, must be injected into the target vein. If the pressure is not kept in check, the patient may experience suboptimum cosmetic results.
The treatment takes time to work. After you receive treatment, you should be prepared for your veins to look worse before they look better. The inflammatory process takes time to heal. Optimum outcomes are achieved about three to four months after treatment.
So, if you want your legs to look great for summer, make an appointment to treat your spider veins now. This gives you time to heal before summer arrives. You can also give Nellestein Vein Institute a call if you’d like to ask questions about the procedure or schedule a consultation.