Spider veins are similar to varicose veins because they are swollen veins. However, spider veins are more delicate and occur in clusters. Most commonly located on the calves, thighs, or ankles; spider veins appear as red, blue, or purple groups of tangled vessels. Since they occur in patches, spider veins may be even more noticeable than varicose veins.
Three Easy Treatments for Spider Veins
Besides being an unsightly nuisance, spider veins can be painful. Spider veins are caused by things you can’t control like weight gain, pregnancy, and age. The one thing you can control is how fast you can get rid of them. We have three easy treatments available to get rid of those spider veins and have your legs ready to show off in no time.
1. Compression/Support Garments
Compression garments are designed to reduce the pressure that creates the appearance of spider veins. They increase blood flow which reduces pain, swelling, and fatigue. Personalized support garments are measured and fitted to your legs to meet your unique compression needs. This specialized fit creates targeted healing to get rid of spider veins faster.
Sclerotherapy is an injection or a series of injections that collapse the veins and cause them to be naturally reabsorbed into the body. A tiny needle is used for the procedure and minimal pain is experienced. Results can be seen as early as three weeks. You may require more than one treatment to fully eradicate all visible spider veins.
3. Laser Therapy
A laser is used to send a focused beam of light to the affected veins without causing damage to the surrounding veins and tissue. Laser heat destroys the spider veins so they can be reabsorbed. The procedure is completed in less than 30 minutes without the need for anesthesia. As with sclerotherapy, results are not instantaneous, and you’ll need a few treatments for permanent results.