What are Spider Veins?
Spider Veins are best described as the miniature cousins of Varicose Veins. Both are very unpleasant and are the reason many people feel uncomfortable in their own skin. Varicose and spider veins affect more than half of people by the time they reach the age of 55. Spider veins are easily visible red, purple, and blue vessels that are most often noticed on a person's legs or face. In keeping with its mission to provide the best spider vein treatment Arizona residents deserve, EnteBella Medical uses cutting edge procedures such as Sclerotherapy and VeinGogh to treat spider veins easily and effectively.
Are Spider Veins dangerous?
While the unsightly look of spider veins is undesirable by most patients, they are typically thought to be harmless. However, if a person experiences leg pain, heaviness, or swelling, spider veins could be the sign of an underlying vascular condition such as chronic venous insufficiency. A sign of a much more serious issue is if spider veins have begun forming on a person's ankle as this indicates an internal derangement that will require ultrasound to identify what the specific cause is. Oftentimes, a leaking saphenous vein or an incompetent perforating vein is the culprit behind ankle spider veins. See the most skilled vein doctor Arizona has to offer, and find out what you need to know about your spider veins.
What causes Spider Veins?
Examples of people who are typically at risk for spider veins are those who:
- have a family history of spider veins or varicose veins
- have hormonal influences from pregnancy, puberty, or menopause
- use birth control pills
- have a history of blood clots
- stand for long periods of time
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical sclerosant into the damaged veins. The chemical destroys the innermost lining of vessels which will collapse and obliterate them. This in turn increases blood flow and limits chronic swelling. Sclerotherapy is a highly effective option for anyone with spider veins. Just make sure you get the best sclerotherapy Arizona has to offer to get the best results.
A typical session of Sclerotherapy involves multiple injections and lasts approximately 30 - 45 minutes with limited or no pain.
VeinGogh typically takes only a few minutes to complete. It utilizes microburst technology and generates regulated, high frequency currents to blood vessels. VeinGogh involves little to no discomfort as well as no recovery time.
Microburst technology allows physicians to obtain a high level of precision using a small stylus, similar to a pencil, that inserts a hair-like fiber into the vein. Once the fiber is in the vein, microbursts of controlled heat are released inside, damaging the vein walls which then causes it to collapse. The vein is then reabsorbed by the body and the blood is rerouted toward healthy veins.
We also offer varicose vein treatment in Arizona!