Cincinnati is home to many individuals who exhibit varicose and spider veins in their legs and other areas. More than 50 percent of women and 40 percent of men will start to show signs of these common vein conditions. While it may be tempting to imagine that varicose and spider veins are little more than a cosmetic issue, such an assumption would not be correct. Varicose and spider veins can become ulcerated and painful as these conditions progress. The damage to the veins can become worse as the veins fail to prevent the backflow of blood. For this reason, it is a good idea to consider doing something about varicose and spider veins before reaching this point; however, before accepting vein treatment for these conditions, there are a few things you may want to consider.
When to Get Started
Vein treatments are going to involve some duration of healing. During this period, you will likely need to be wearing medical-grade compression stockings for a set amount of time. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your legs or if you are dealing with unpleasant symptoms associated with problematic leg veins, it may be time to make an appointment with us.
Options for Vein Treatment
When it comes to treating veins, there are a variety of treatments used that tend to depend on the size of the veins being treated. Radiofrequency ablation is an approach used when the veins being treated tend to be on the larger side of the size scale. In the case of smaller varicose and spider veins, an approach like sclerotherapy may work well. It all depends on the unique situation.