Spider veins are a common cosmetic problem for women. Over time, they tend to worsen and rarely go away on their own. Are you looking for professional treatments that can eliminate or minimize their appearance? Our specialists at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA are skilled in leading-edge vein care that will help you feel and look your best.
What Are Spider Veins?
If you can see small, bluish or purplish veins that appear on the surface of your legs or face, you are most likely dealing with spider veins. These damaged blood vessels are usually not painful or harmful. However, they cause an unwanted appearance that women treat for cosmetic reasons. They look similar to fine lines, webs, or branches.
These problematic veins commonly appear on the thighs, ankles, and calves. They may be caused by genetics, hormones, or even obesity. In women, the unwanted appearance of these veins is also related to pregnancy and the use of birth control pills.
The Relationship Between Blood Circulation and Veins Problems
If you have blood circulation problems, you are more likely to develop problematic veins. The increasing pressure causes blood to “pool” in blood vessels near the surface of your skin. The appearance of these tiny veins doesn’t usually cause serious medical conditions. However, they can be prone to sudden rupturing, causing spontaneous bleeding.
Are you experiencing discomfort and skin discoloration due to your vein issues? Seek professional treatment to prevent them from worsening.
Traditional Methods and Home Remedies for Avoiding Problematic Veins
Does the idea of developing red or purplish vein streaks on your legs make you feel uncomfortable? There are several ways you can prevent spider veins from developing or worsening over time. You can also try these treatments on your own before seeking professional care and advanced treatment.
Depending on your health condition, spider veins may be permanent. They can disappear on their own after several months, especially when caused by pregnancy or certain medications.
Regular Exercise for Improving Blood Circulation
A more active lifestyle may help you solve underlying vein issues. Regular physical movement improves blood circulation throughout your body. In effect, this can dramatically improve the unwanted appearance of veins. Exercises such as bicycling and walking also improve your leg strength and vein strength.
Elevating Legs When Resting
When you elevate your legs, ideally at or above heart level, you can keep your blood from accumulating in your lower legs. Proper elevation of the legs also improves blood flow to the rest of your body. By propping up your legs when you are sitting, you can prevent or improve the appearance of veins.
Compression Stockings to Prevent Vein Problems
As long as they’re prescribed by a professional, another effective method for addressing your vein issues is the use of medical compression stockings. They can help prevent the formation and development of additional vein issues. You can also reduce other symptoms such as leg swelling and discomfort through the use of compression. Additionally, you can reduce the risk of developing blood clots and rupturing veins.
Professional Treatment for Spider Veins
Home remedies and traditional methods are worth trying if you have problematic veins. However, they cannot guarantee promising results. One of the most effective, professional treatments for making your vein problems go away is sclerotherapy. Minimally-invasive and promising, sclerotherapy is our treatment of choice for vein care.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy is a type of treatment that involves the injection of medicine into your blood vessels. The solution that we inject causes your blood vessels to scar and shrink. Blood is rerouted to healthier veins, while the problematic ones are collapsed and reabsorbed by the body into local tissues. Sclerotherapy is a popular non-surgical treatment option for spider veins as well as varicose veins.
Is Sclerotherapy Effective?
The results for each person can be different. Compared to home remedies and traditional methods, sclerotherapy is a more promising treatment. It can eliminate problematic veins at a rate of about 60-80%. We have seen this treatment work for most patients. Within three to six weeks, you can observe permanent, visible results.
Usually, it takes a few treatments before you can achieve your desired results. You must have realistic expectations and take proper care before and after the treatment. Our specialists are committed to providing excellent service and care when it comes to sclerotherapy. We are also passionate about producing superior results, so you can get the comfort and relief you need.
How Safe Is Sclerotherapy?
With technical precision, we use a fine needle for injecting the salt solution into your veins. It’s a relatively quick procedure that only lasts for about half an hour. You wouldn’t need to worry about experiencing any kind of intolerable pain or discomfort.
After your treatment, observing proper care is important. We may advise you to:
- Avoid overexertion for 3-5 days
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight
- Avoid hot showers or baths
- Properly use compression socks
Get Professional Treatment for Your Vein Conditions Today
In time, problematic vein conditions may worsen and cause aching, swelling, leg cramps, and restlessness. Are you worried that your spider veins will not go away? Then it’s time to get the professional treatment that will help you go back to enjoying your regular lifestyle. Schedule an appointment at Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA today and let our specialists know about your needs. We look forward to giving you the proper care you deserve!