Spider veins are the thin reddish blue veins that may appear on any part of the body but are most commonly seen on the face and legs. In most cases, spider veins are harmless, but sometimes they can cause swelling, aching, and burning. The main reason for spider vein removal is cosmetic. They are usually visible and hard to cover, and may cause embarrassment when you wear certain clothing especially during the warmer months.
Spider Vein Removal
There are several effective ways to remove spider veins so they never return. However, you can develop new ones depending on your lifestyle. Here are the treatment options for spider vein removal:
Sclerotherapy – this is a minimally invasive procedure that has been used for decades to remove varicose veins and spider veins. Our specialist will inject a chemical, usually saline solution, using a very tiny needle directly into the spider vein. The chemical, called a sclerosant, will irritate the walls of the vein and cause it to collapse. The tiny veins may turn white and gradually be absorbed by the surrounding tissue. It may take more than one treatment for certain veins. No anesthesia is required and you can go home right after the procedure, which is done in our office.
Laser treatment – we use several types of lasers for spider vein removal. The laser is directed towards the vein and several bursts of light that go right into the vein. It will gradually fade away and disappear. Laser treatment are non-invasive and require no needles or incision.
Radiofrequency ablation – this treatment destroys the vein with heat from radiofrequency. It is an outpatient procedure and done with local anesthetic in our office.
Spider Vein Causes
There are several reasons why you may have developed spider veins. The most common reasons are heredity and age. If your parents or grandparents have them, then you will most likely develop them. Spider veins may also develop during hormonal shifts such as during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Prolonged sitting or standing during the day may contribute to the development of spider veins. If you gain or lose large amounts of weight, spider veins may develop.
For women, the use of birth control pills or postmenopausal hormone replacement treatment may be a cause of spider veins.
Are You a Good Candidate
If you have spider veins that look unattractive or bother you with itching or aching, you may be a good candidate for spider vein removal. It is also important to have a positive outlook and realistic goals for any cosmetic procedure.
There is no reason to suffer the embarrassment of spider veins on your face, legs, or any part of your body. Reach out to the professionals here at Rejuveination located in Cincinnati, OH. to learn more about our highly effective treatments. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!