Spider Vein Therapy

Spider Veins are small, red, purple and blue vessels that twist and turn as well, as being easily visible through the skin. They are typically visible on the legs and face.

There are a number of factors that predispose a person to Spider Veins. These included:

  • Heredity

  • History of blood clots

  • Occupations involving a lot of standing such as nurses, hair stylist, teachers & factory workers

  • Obesity

Many people with Spider Veins complain of pain, described as an aching or cramping in the legs. Sclerotherapy and Laser Treatment options are available to get rid of spider veins.

Sclerotherapy

This procedure uses a highly concentrated saline solution that is injected directly into the vein, causing the vein to disappear gradually over three to six weeks. The procedure is simple and is performed in an outpatient setting.

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Laser Treatment

This procedure uses heat energy to selectively damage or destroy abnormal veins. An advantage of these treatments is that no needles or sclerosing solutions are required. Not everyone with spider veins has pain or other symptoms. They might want the veins removed, however, for cosmetic reasons.

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