Many men and women develop spider veins as they go through the natural aging process. Oftentimes, these abnormal veins can be a visual cue to an underlying problem, which can be determined during your visit., In other instances these abnormal veins do not pose any health risk and are simply a burden to patients that can cause feelings of insecurity or limit their ability to wear certain articles of clothing. In either case, treatment is available. In the cases where spider veins are simply a cosmetic issue, RejuVeination offers treatments that will reduce or eliminate the appearance of spider veins and restore patient’s confidence in their appearance.
Are you interested in learning how you can improve the appearance of spider veins with the treatments offered at RejuVeination? Contact our office in Cincinnati today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our elite team!
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are superficial groups of dilated blue or red veins that commonly develop on the legs.. These abnormal veins can cause throbbing, cramping, swelling, and/or restless legs. The most common treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy. This treatment is typically very effective in reducing or eliminating the appearance of superficial spider veins.
Symptoms of spider veins in legs
In many cases, spider veins may not cause any pain. However, spider veins may give slight pain or discomfort to certain individuals. In order to determine if you have spider veins, be sure to look for signs of medical symptoms that include:
- Heaviness or aching in the legs
- Throbbing, burning, swelling, or cramping in lower legs
- Skin discoloration around leg area
- Itchiness around veins in lower leg area
Spider veins are often found close to the surface of the skin, and become dark red or blue in color. Unlike varicose veins, the small spider veins do not bulge and twist. These veins are often found on the legs, but can additionally be located on the face. If these symptoms occur, contact RejuVeination to seek treatment options.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins can be caused by several factors and are a direct result of pressure being placed on damaged or weak valves in the veins, which causes the veins to swell.
The following factor can increase a patient’s risk of developing spider veins:
- Sun exposure
- Hormonal changes
- Genetic predisposition
- Standing or sitting for long periods
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is one of the most common treatments for spider veins. This procedure involves injecting a medicated solution into the designated veins in the treatment area. The solution irritates the lining of the veins, blocking the blood flow and causing the veins to collapse and eventually disappear. Multiple veins can be treated in each 20-minute sclerotherapy treatment session.
How many treatments will I need?
We typically recommend patients a series of one to three treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Patients with more mild cases of spider veins may benefit from one to two treatment sessions. The number of treatments needed in order to achieve optimal results may vary depending on the area being treated and the number of veins being treated.
If you decide on cosmetic treatment, it is normal to see a 50%-90% improvement after the first session. Depending on the extent your spider veins, you may need several treatment sessions to completely eliminate spider vein visibility. Additionally, a slight discoloration of the skin may appear for a few days after sessions. There are plenty of treatment options for spider veins offered at RejuVeination.
People Also Ask:
Here are some frequently asked questions people ask about spider veins and varicose veins at RejuVeination.
What causes spider veins on legs?
Spider veins are generally caused by unhealthy valves inside veins at the surface of the skin. These damaged vein valves allow blood to flow in the opposite direction of the heart. These small veins get blood to backed up within the vessels. As a result, blood begins to pool in non-functioning veins. These veins are web-like, and appear to be dark blue, red, and purple in color.
Spider veins can also form on the face too. Studies have shown that spider veins that appear on the face are most likely caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. Currently Rejuveination does not treat spider veins on the face.Do spider veins go away?
Spider veins are a common occurrence in the natural aging process. These spider veins tend to worsen over time, and unfortunately they rarely go away on their own. However, there are a multitude of treatment options for individuals who wish to eliminate spider veins.
The most common treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy. This procedure involves injection of a solution into the offending veins. The solution then closes the spider veins, This treatment is minimally invasive, and requires compression stockings for daily use after the procedure. Compression stockings may be removed after a few days.
Although the cause of spider veins and varicose veins will differ by person, certain steps may assist in their prevention for some. People can avoid prolonged sitting and standing, exercise regularly, and avoid tight clothing to prevent early complications from spider veins and varicose veins. Although treatment options can eliminate existing spider veins and varicose veins, new spider veins and varicose veins can appear in the future.
How do I get rid of spider veins on my legs?
If spider veins cause any pain or discomfort, it may be important to seek the treatment options available to eliminate such veins. There are a few common treatment options for spider veins that individuals may consider. These treatment options include sclerotherapy and, in rare instances, thermal ablation.
The most common spider vein treatment option, sclerotherapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that painlessly eliminates spider veins. After a few sclerotherapy treatment options, the offending spider veins should be completely faded from the surface of the skin.
Is it normal to have spider veins?
Men and women often develop spider veins and varicose veins through natural age. Spider veins and varicose veins can cause feelings of insecurity or limit an individual’s ability to wear certain articles of clothing. However, abnormal spider veins can be a visual cue to underlying vein disease, which can be determined during your visit with your medical healthcare provider. Treatment options are available to those who wish to eliminate spider veins.
Do you want to find out how you can benefit from the spider vein treatments offered at RejuVeination? Contact our office in Cincinnati today for further information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff. We look forward to hearing from you!