Spider veins can have a devastating impact on a person’s self-esteem. They appear as interwoven red, blue or purple lines on the face, legs or chest, most commonly. For many people, their presence can cause them to constantly be wondering what kind of impression they are making on others. While spider veins seldom create any physical symptoms, the effect they have on self-confidence is clearly enough of a reason to seek spider vein treatment in order to have them removed. If your life is being impacted by their presence, you should have a discussion with our team of professionals regarding options that are available to you.
Spider veins develop because of a condition called venous insufficiency. This is when the veins fail to move the blood through in the correct manner. The blood can begin to back up and cause the vessels to become enlarged as a result of the extra pressure that is exerted against the walls. As a result, these veins are usually visible through the skin in patterns that resemble the webs that spiders make. Seldom does one vein appear in isolation. Rather, they appear in bunches, which makes their appearance even more noticeable. This is all the more reason to seek spider vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a commonly used method for the treatment of spider veins, as well as varicose veins. It is done by injecting a solution into the veins that are to be removed. The mixture causes the inside walls of the vessels to become irritated and stick together. This makes them collapse. They will then begin to disappear as the body starts to absorb the tissue that is remaining of the veins and the blood that was inside them. Over time, they will be gone.
Sclerotherapy is the oldest of the treatment methods that are still used for the removal of spider veins and varicose veins. It is still popular because of its excellent success rate, plus there is very little risk of complications associated with the treatment. It is also fairly easy for medical professionals to administer. If you are planning to have sclerotherapy done, you will not need to plan on any time away from your job or other responsibilities. You can get back to your normal life right away.
Laser treatments are widely used to eliminate spider veins also. With this therapy, controlled laser energy is directed at the problematic veins. When the laser pulses reach the vein, the energy is converted to heat, which then safely destroys the vein. As with sclerotherapy, the vein will begin to disappear from view over time. These treatments are also performed in the comfort of our office and require little or no downtime afterwards.
During a consultation at Canada Vein Clinics, you can learn more about your options for spider vein treatment. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment that is best for everyone. It all depends on the unique situation. For your convenience, we have locations in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Kawartha Lakes, Halifax, Dartmouth and Moncton. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!