Many adults have spider veins on their legs or face. These veins are the thin, bluish-red veins that resemble spider webs or threads and are usually harmless although they may cause burning and ache if you stand for long periods. We offer sclerotherapy to remove these veins.
According to recent studies, more than 75 percent of adult women have spider veins, but men and children can also develop them. Spider veins may be simply broken capillaries or be a forerunner of a more serious condition called venous hypertension. In order to determine the seriousness of your spider veins, we may use ultrasound to see how deep they are in your body. Then, we can create a customized treatment to remove them as comfortably and efficiently as possible.
Sclerotherapy is a time-tested treatment for varicose and spider vein removal. Our specialist injects a solution directly into the vein that coagulates the blood and irritates the vein. It will close and the blood will redirect naturally to a healthy vein. After a few weeks, your body will have absorbed the vein tissue and it will disappear. We conduct this treatment in our office. In some cases, a vein may require more than one treatment to get the best results.
In most cases, veins that have been removed don’t return, but new ones can form if the conditions are conducive. Some reasons spider veins may develop are:
- Heredity – if your parents or grandparents have spider veins or varicose veins there is a good chance you will develop them.
- Occupational activities – if you stand or sit for long periods during the day, pressure may be put on your veins making them need to work harder to keep your blood moving back to the heart and lungs.
- Hormonal shifts such as pregnancy, puberty and menopause – women are more likely to develop spider veins than men.
- Obesity – just like long periods of standing or sitting or pregnancy, obesity puts pressure on your circulatory system.
Spider veins will not go away if left untreated. Once they form, they are there to stay even if you lose weight or are no longer pregnant. After you have spider vein removal treatment, you can change your lifestyle to get more exercise and control your weight to help prevent new ones from forming.
When you meet our specialist at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, you can learn about the different spider vein removal techniques and decide your best option for clear smooth skin again. If you have a genetic propensity to develop spider veins, our specialist may help you determine a good regimen for keeping new ones at bay. We are conveniently located in Aventura, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!