Spider Veins Treatment

spider veins treatment norfolkSpider veins, also referred to as telangiectasia, are networks of red and blue lines that appear on the surface of the skin. They are most commonly found on the face and legs, but may develop on other areas of the body as well. Spider veins are rarely more than a cosmetic concern, but some patients report uncomfortable symptoms accompanying their visible vein networks, including heaviness and achiness in the legs, or burning or itching around the affected veins. Spider veins may also indicate a more serious underlying problem, such as larger varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. For that reason, it is a good idea to have spider veins evaluated by an experienced doctor, to ensure no other medical issues need to be addressed. For those that want to eliminate spider veins for aesthetic reasons, or to alleviate discomfort, there are a number of treatment options available.

 Treatment for Spider Veins

The first course of action for alleviating uncomfortable symptoms associated with spider veins is compression stockings. These customized stockings promote healthy blood flow in the legs, reducing swelling and pain associated with varicose and spider veins. However, compression stockings will not eliminate the appearance of red and blue vein networks that have already appeared. To achieve this purpose, the following treatments are generally recommended: Sclerotherapy - A minimally invasive procedure involving injections of a sclerosing agent directly into the affected veins. The solution causes the veins to seal shut, rerouting blood flow through healthy veins in the area. Radiofrequency Endovenous Ablation – In the event that spider veins are found to be part of more serious underlying vein insufficiency, radiofrequency endovenous ablation would be recommended as part of a comprehensive vein treatment plan. With this procedure, radiofrequency treatment is used to seal shut the affected vein, causing blood to be rerouted through healthy veins nearby. The procedure is minimally invasive, with little discomfort or downtime afterward.

Contact a Norfolk Veins Specialist

If you are bothered by spider veins in Norfolk or Boston area, there is help available. Whether your spider veins are uncomfortable or simply an aesthetic concern, contact Specialty Vein Care to learn your options in bidding farewell to pesky spider veins for good.

Vein conditions affect more than 30 million people in the United States today. Conditions range from spider veins that are little more than a cosmetic concern, to large, bulging varicose veins and skin sores caused by severe venous insufficiency. Affecting both men and women, successful treatment of vein conditions depends on an accurate diagnosis of the problem and recommendation for the best treatment option. At Specialty Vein Care, we offer the latest diagnostic tools to make a thorough evaluation of your vein condition, as well as a variety of treatment options that are customized for each patient’s specific needs.

Treating vein conditions is a complex process that requires accurate diagnosis of the condition and a variety of options that are customized to each individual patient. At Specialty Vein Care, we provide a wide range of treatment options, including sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation and microphlebectomy. Our team works with each patient to offer a comfortable setting and the latest technology in vein treatment to produce the best possible results.

Treatment for vein conditions can cause anxiety and uncertainty for some patients. At Specialty Vein Care, we understand that patients are not always comfortable with the idea of seeking treatment for vein disease and varicose veins. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for the patient, with education about our various procedures, online forms for easy registration, and information about insurance plans and coverage. Each patient that comes to Specialty Vein Care receives the highest quality of care in a comfortable office setting.