Spider veins are like varicose veins but affect the smaller vessels. They appear in bluish-purple or reddish thin webs or branches. And like varicose veins, they are noticeably visible through the skin. Although spider veins are not painful, many people look for treatments due to cosmetic reasons.
Spider veins happen when the valves inside the veins malfunction. Veins bring back the blood to the heart and the valves shut to prevent back-flow. However, when the valves weaken, the blood tends to pool within the vein. This causes bulging and bursting of the veins over a period, resulting in spider veins.
Spider veins have other several causes, including hormone changes, exposure to the sun, and injuries. If you have spider vein issues, you might want to consider Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate spider veins.
The sclerotherapy procedure is done by our advanced nurse practitioner, and requires very little downtime. The spider vein treatment takes approximately 15-30 minutes, and they are removed instantly after the injection of a solution called Sclerosing Agents, directly into the damaged veins. The solution works by irritating the lining of the blood vessel so it will collapse and seal shut, redirecting the blood to normal vessels. The treatment process will help diminish the appearance of spider veins as the body eventually absorbs the impaired veins.
For more detailed information about Sclerotherapy, contact Dream Spa Medical.