During the summer you want to be able to go bare-legged, putting on a pair of shorts, swimwear, or skirt without worrying about unsightly, discolored spider veins. Spider veins are a common problem and can often appear or worsen during the summer months due to the heat. Blood vessels are expanded and place more stress on vein valves resulting in the pooling of blood. Additionally, skin can be robbed of moisture and elasticity, weakening the skin’s upper layers and resulting in less flexibility and movement.
Although spider veins are certainly unwanted cosmetically, they can also cause symptoms of pain, or tiredness in the legs. These veins are basically like leaky plumbing in the body’s circulatory system. They usually occur in the legs, but they can appear on the face, hands and other parts of the body.
Fortunately, there’s help available. For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins and who would like a non-surgical option, there are two highly-effective spider veins treatments to consider. A specialist vein doctor can help you decide on the best treatment for your spider veins, sclerotherapy or laser treatment for spider veins.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation– After a local anesthesia is administered, a varicose vein specialist introduces a small catheter into the vein with ultrasound guidance. This is followed by a small laser fiber, which delivers gentle laser energy, causing the vein to close. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes to do and requires no hospitalization or surgery center.
- Sclerotherapy – During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
If you would like more information regarding the best treatment for your spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.