Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are small noticeable vessels just beneath the skin. The most common areas that spider veins are found are the face and legs. Varicose veins are bloated veins beneath the skin. They may emerge as bluish bulges and can often be painful and sore. People who experience unsightly varicose veins and aching pain will most often opt to have surgery to remove their varicose veins. Varicose veins are no longer purposeful, so their existence is not needed. Ask your vein doctor about varicose vein treatment. If you have both varicose and spider veins, your varicose veins need to be treated before you can cure spider veins.
Spider Vein Treatments
• Sclerotherapy which is a spider vein injection procedure. Sclerotherapy is where a liquid solution is injected through a tiny needle directly into your spider veins; this forces them to contract and collapse. Because this application requires that a small needle be inserted into am equally small vein, this procedure works best on medium and large spider veins.
If you are experiencing spider veins on your face, then you should know that laser treatment is what most vein specialists recommend.
But you should also take into consideration that laser treatment can cause minor bruising that normally improves within a week, but in most cases, recovery is immediate. Two to four applications may be necessary to achieve the results that you want.
Sclerotherapy costs range from $100-$400 per treatment. Laser treatment costs range $300-450 per treatment. It will be more costly if your spider veins are extensive.
It doesn't matter which treatment method that you opt for, the cure for spider veins may not be permanent. You may develop new spider veins over time, the same as if your spider veins had never been treated. Spider vein therapy addresses the spider veins that are already present, but does not stop the development of new ones.
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