Treatment options for Spider Veins
- Posted on: Nov 2 2016
If you’ve noticed the development of spider veins, then you’ll know how frustrating they can be. There are now several options available for the treatment of spider veins that can remove the appearance and symptoms of the marks.
Spider veins are like varicose veins, although much smaller. Whereas varicose veins are deep and become thick and swollen on the surface, spider veins are more likely to feel smooth to touch, and they are closer to the surface. Spider veins are usually red or blue and are generally very bright in colour, they tend to form small or large networks that resemble roots of a plant. Although symptoms like irritation, soreness, and rashes are far less common with spider veins, many seek treatment for cosmetic reasons. Spider veins are most commonly found on the legs and around the face.
one method available for the treatment of spider veins is laser therapy. Since spider veins are superficial, laser therapy focuses a beam of heat on the tissue of the vein in order to break it down over several treatments depending on severity. Once the vein is broken down, the body simple breaks down the broken tissue, with all surrounding tissue left untouched.
Sclerotherapy is usually the first port of call for treating spider veins. The non-intrusive procedure involves making a liquid injection to the area with the vein, this solution then reduces the size of the vein by shrinking it, allowing the body to reabsorb the shrunk vein tissue without any complications.
Sclerotherapy is the preferred treatment option for larger spider veins as well as smaller varicose veins. The treatment breaks down the veins that help spider veins to develop and this in turn decreases the chance that the affected area will redevelop spider veins again in the future.