Broken Capillaries and Spider Veins in The Legs - 2

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Broken capillaries and spider veins in the legs can lead to health problems. They can also make you want to hide your veins and even prevent you from doing all of the activities that you want to do. They can also make you ashamed to show off your legs. Do you find yourself hiding your veins, never wearing shorts or dresses? If so then varicose vein treatment is an option that you may want to seek.

Treatment Options

Endovenous laser treatment can treat your unsightly varicose vein and spider veins. The treatment lasts between 30 minutes to an hour and can be performed right in your doctor's office. In most cases you are able to return to work that same day and return to normal activity as well. If lasers bother you then sclerotherapy injections may be the way that you want to go. You can have all of your problematic veins treated the same day or you can choose to have them treated over a period of time. If you have larger varicose veins you and your physician may decide that they need to be surgically removed.

Initial Consult

During your initial consultation, your legs will be examined; your cosmetic dermatologist will look at the areas affected by spider veins or other problems. You will also be examined for signs of more severe deep vein problems, which in most cases are identified by swelling, sores, or skin changes at the ankle. A hand-held Doppler ultrasound device may also be used to identify any backflow within the venous system.

If any issues are identified, your doctor may refer you to a different specialist for further evaluation. Any problems with the larger veins must be dealt with first, or sclerotherapy of the surface veins will not be of an affect.

There are numerous cosmetic dermatologists in the your area who can assist you with treatments and provide you with more information about the treatment options that are available to you. If you are experiencing problems with spider and varicose veins you can find a vein treatment center now. is a leading resource for spider vein information. Search for a vein clinic near you today!

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