There are several Spider Vein Treatments available to remove spider veins, those thin red or blue lines in your legs. The first thing to consider that when treating spider veins is that they are usually harmless. If you want to remove them for cosmetic reasons, or if your legs ache or tire after standing for long periods, there are treatments we recommend.
Activities to Treat Spider Veins
Spider veins occur due to poor circulation of blood in your legs. Activities that improve your circulation can help prevent new varicose and spider veins but cannot get rid of existing ones.. These activities include:
- Daily Exercise
- Elevate your legs
- If you are going to sit for long periods, stand up and walk around every 30 minutes
- If you need to stand for long periods, sit for a bit every 30 minutes
- Do not soak in hot baths or a hot tub for long periods of time
Compression Socks for Spider Veins
This is one of the simple and straightforward treatments for spider veins. Basically, compression socks are worn to support the flow of blood in a healthy way. When patients wear compression socks, it places pressure on the veins, and medically this pressure helps to not only improve the flow of blood but also prevents the spread of spider veins. Wearing compression socks could also help to prevent swelling in the legs.
The most common and ideal treatment for spider vein is sclerotherapy or closure system. Sclerotherapy has to do with injecting an irritant into the affected vein to cause the vein to collapse. This procedure is capable of causing the vein to shrink and in the process reduces swelling. To ensure that the desired result or outcome is achieved, a doctor may have to inject this irritant a number of times into the affected or diseased part.
The closure system, on the other hand, has to do with injecting a sticky substance into the affected vein. Being sticky, the substance closes or shuts the vein from blood flow, and in a short period of time, the vein begins to disappear completely. One thing the closure procedure and sclerotherapy have in common is the fact that they may have to be undergone a number of times before the desired outcome is achieved. When it comes to performing this procedure, there are a number of professionals that are capable of doing so.
Once these procedures have been undergone, the patient may often time be made to wear compression socks for a couple of days or weeks depending on a number of factors.
The laser treatment is another spider vein treatment, but it is ideal for small spider veins. The laser causes the vein to dry and clot out. It has been revealed that this procedure for spider vein happens to be less invasive when compared to the sclerotherapy or closure procedure simply because nothing is injected into the affected or diseased part.
At Veins Institute Connecticut, there are a number of spider vein treatments that you can choose from.
Contact us now to book an appointment with an in-house consultant.