Spider veins appear as thin blue lines on the surface of the skin. They are a smaller, less serious version of varicose veins, and treatment of them is relatively quick and simple. One way to treat spider veins is with surface sclerotherapy. In this spider vein treatment, a drug is injected into the vein, stimulating them to close, and they are then removed by the body.
If you have unsightly spider veins that you would like to get rid of, surface sclerotherapy may be a good treatment for you. To learn more about this treatment option, please contact the Oklahoma Vein & Endovascular center today for a free initial consultation.
How Does Surface Sclerotherapy Work?
In sclerotherapy, the spider vein is injected with a solution that causes the vein to collapse. Before the injection, we use a topical anesthesia to ensure that the treatment is as painless as possible, and we use only FDA-approved drugs in our sclerotherapy formulation.
Surface sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment option that has a long history of safe, effective treatment for spider veins, varicose veins, and other similar problems. Although recent technology has made Endovenous Laser Treatment the preferred method for treating varicose veins, surface sclerotherapy remains the preferred treatment for spider veins and other minor surface-level vein problems.
Recovery & Results From Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that has no downtime. You can get up and resume many activities right after the procedure, and you can return to work shortly after. Often it is best to wait until the next day to return to work or resume strenuous activities. We generally recommend that you wear compression stockings or bandages for about a week after the procedure to promote circulation and reduce the risk of tiny, harmless blood clots in untreated veins. Light exercise–such as walking–is also encouraged to aid circulation and speed healing.
Shortly after therapy blood clots and scabs will occur in the closed veins. Treated veins may turn darker over the short term. They may be lumpy, and may move to the surface, but over time they will fade completely. The eventual result is spider vein-free legs.
Why Choose Oklahoma Vein & Endovascular Center For Spider Veins
Although spider veins are not themselves a serious condition, they may be a sign of more significant vascular problems. Sometimes, spider veins may be a precursor of varicose veins, and often the visible spider veins are caused by problems in a larger, deeper vein. In this case, treatment of the visible veins may be frustrated by the constant appearance of new spider veins. At the Oklahoma Vein & Endovascular Center we have the ability to determine whether it is best to treat the visible spider veins or if treatment of deeper veins makes more sense in giving the best possible long-term results.
Please contact us today to learn how we can help you. The initial consultation is free and carries no obligation. Serving the area of Oklahoma City.