Spider Veins: What are They and How do You Treat Them?

Posted on October 24, 2019 by admin

Although harmless, many people with spider veins feel self-conscious about them. Fortunately, there are options to treat these harmless blood vessels. At Entebella Medical, we want our clients to feel comfortable in their own skin. So, we offer painless services to reduce the appearance of spider veins. Throughout this blog, we’ll look more closely at what causes spider veins and how to treat your red/purple/blue blood vessels.

The Cause and Symptoms of Spider Veins

Spider veins are caused by weak or damaged blood vessels. As blood collects in the veins they become prominent and more noticeable on the surface of the skin. Spider veins may begin to occur after an injury, excessive sun damage to the skin, or even due to hormones. For some, spider veins are simply genetic.

Aside from the red/purple/blue discoloration in the skin, spider veins are relatively harmless and painless. Some patients describe a mild feeling of discomfort in the area where the veins have accumulated, but for most, it’s a hindrance to self-esteem.

Treating Your Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy

A 30-45-minute treatment, Sclerotherapy involves multiple injections of a chemical sclerosant solution into the blood vessels. This shrinks and collapses spider veins, improving blood flow in the affected areas and reducing swelling. For patients in Peoria and surrounding areas, this is the most effective and painless approach to spider vein removal.

Sclerotherapy is harmless to surrounding healthy veins and removes unsightly spider veins without the need for invasive surgery. 

There are plenty of home remedies for spider veins in circulation, such as compression socks. While these tactics reduce the appearance of spider veins for a time, they don’t eradicate them completely. Working with a professional cardiovascular and thoracic specialist ensures your vessels are properly treated and gone for good.

Want to learn more about treating spider veins and other skin conditions?  Call to schedule a consultation.   

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