Spider veins are particularly common, affecting almost half of all adults living in the United States. If you have spider veins, Razieh Mohseni, MD, of Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center can help. Dr. Mohseni and her expert team use minimally invasive treatments like sclerotherapy and endovenous laser therapy to eliminate spider veins and restore a smooth, clear appearance to your skin. Call the Concord, Madison, or Middlefield, Ohio, office today or book an appointment using the online form.
Spider veins (also known as telangiectasias) are small, slender blood vessels that you can see beneath your skin. They're most likely to appear on your face or legs, looking like a series of tiny tree branches or the strands of a spider web.
While most spider veins are just a cosmetic concern, you might also experience uncomfortable symptoms affecting your legs, such as:
Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center offers several highly effective and minimally invasive treatment options for spider veins that deliver aesthetically pleasing results without causing pain or prolonged downtime.
Spider veins develop when there's a backflow of blood in your veins due to damaged valves. This condition is called venous reflux. As the blood collects in the diseased veins, their walls swell, causing them to become larger and more visible under the surface of your skin.
Risk factors that make you more likely to develop spider veins include:
The Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center team can diagnose spider veins from their appearance and your symptoms. In some cases, you might need an ultrasound scan as well.
A number of minimally invasive treatments are available to eliminate spider veins and allow you to proudly show off your legs again. These treatments cause less pain and fewer side effects than traditional surgical vein removal procedures. They also require shorter recovery times.
Treatments available at Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center include:
These are the simplest solution to treating spider veins. Compression stockings put pressure on the spider veins and promote increased blood flow, preventing the veins from worsening. However, they can't cure existing spider veins.
Sclerotherapy involves having an injection of sclerosant (a solution designed to collapse the spider veins). This outpatient procedure takes up to an hour, with patients typically requiring 2-4 treatments for the best results.
Also known as laser ablation, EVLT involves the insertion of a catheter with a laser probe directly into the spider vein. The heat produced by the laser seals off the Varicose Vein and diverts blood to healthier veins.
To help prevent Varicose Veins from returning after your treatment, you should lose excess weight, exercise regularly, and wear support stockings and Avoid high heel shoes.
Get rid of your Varicose Veins by scheduling a consultation at Vein Clinics of Lake County, Wound Care Center. Call the office or book online today.