Spider Veins - 5

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Spider veins appear as little, thin lines that look like spider webs. They show up time and again on the thighs, ankles and feet. Nonstop sun exposure and some types of

skin disorders can enable spider veins to appear on the face while spider veins on the legs are in most cases caused by genetics.

While both genders, at any age can be impacted, pregnant women and older women are the ones who are hit most with spider veins and it is these same women who seek leg vein treatment.

Spider vein treatment should be based on factors that include:

• Your doctor's recommendation

• The dimension of the vessels to be treated

• Medical history

• Age

• Allergies

Spider vein treatment includes laser and pulsed light therapy or sclerotherapy. They may be used alone or together. These treatment options do not require an anesthetic.

Sclerotherapy - is used diminish the appearance of both spider and varicose veins; this treatment usually requires numerous sessions. With Sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins, a small, thin needle is used to inject hypertonic saline or other solutions like Sotradecol a sodium tetradecyl sulfate, into the vein. The solution forces the lining of the vein to swell, stopping the blood from flowing. The vein then turns into scar tissue that is ultimately absorbed by the body.

Laser and pulsed light treatments - is another choice that is available to you for outpatient treatment of your spider veins. This treatment utilizes ultrasound technology; a slender laser fiber is gently directed into your vein through a tiny incision and delivers pulsed laser heat to the damaged vein wall. This lets the vein close, thus eliminating spider veins.

In order for the vein walls to stick together, the leg must be supported after the conclusion of the treatment. This is usually done by just using compression stockings.

There are numerous vein specialists in your area who are innovative in their vein treatment procedures. If you are experiencing problems with spider and varicose veins you can find a vein treatment center in your area now.

VeinDirectory.org is a leading resource for spider veins information. Search for a vein clinic near you today!

Have specific questions?

All Article Categories

Before & After Photos

Suggested Doctors

Recently Asked Questions