Do you avoid wearing shorts in the summer because of your embarrassing spider veins? Don’t let your vein disease keep you in hiding any longer, as there are several options for Long Island spider vein treatment. It’s estimated that spider veins plague 50% of the women in the U.S. These small clusters of red, blue or purple veins are commonly found on calves, thighs, ankles, face and hands. They form due to a high pressure in the venous system, which forces the thin walled veins to expand and become engorged. Most spider veins are treated with sclerotherapy injections or superficial laser treatments. To prevent recurrences it is important to find the source of the spider veins, as they may be associated with “feeder veins” or larger underlying varicose veins. Spider vein treatments take an average of 3-5 sessions spaced about 1 month apart. The following are the top 3 Lake Success spider vein treatments:
• Leg Sclerotherapy — Using a tiny needle an FDA-approved solution called sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol) is injected into the spider veins causing them to seal shut. Blood is then diverted through normal veins and the treated vein is absorbed over time. Generally, normal activities can be resumed immediately with the assistance of medically prescribed support hose and/or bandages, which may need to be worn for several days.
• Hand Sclerotherapy — Similar to the leg vein treatment, hand sclerotherapy also involves a series of small injections into the target vein. By injecting a few drops into the vein just under the skin, the walls of the vein collapse and are naturally absorbed by the body. A small cotton compression bandage is worn for two days after treatment. Hands are delicate and only half of a patient’s hand is treated at a time for an easier recovery. Several sessions are needed, but each session only takes about 30 minutes and is virtually painless. You can resume your daily routine immediately, with almost no limitations.
• Superficial Laser Therapy – Superficial laser vein removal uses thermal energy to super-heat the veins, causing the veins to collapse and seal shut.
You don’t have to live with unsightly spider veins any longer with the advent of these top 3 spider vein treatments.