If you suffer from Spider Veins, you know how painful they can be. If you’re sick of dealing with the aching and cramping that goes along with Spider Veins, start the new year off right with spider vein treatments at Pacific Vein Care and Blue Sky Med Spa. Our treatments will help reduce the symptoms that go along with spider veins.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are red, purple, and blue vessels that twist and turn, and are easily visible through the skin.
What Causes Spider Veins?
There are a number of factors that can cause spider veins, including:
- Occupations that involve a lot of standing, such as nurses, hair stylists, teachers, or factory workers
- Hormonal influences of pregnancy, puberty, and menopause
- The use of birth control pills
- History of blood clots
Symptoms of Spider Veins
Many people who suffer from spider veins complain about aching or cramping pains in their legs. Other common symptoms include tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling, or heaviness in the legs. Pain from spider veins can usually be relieved by elevating your legs, or wearing support stockings.
One popular treatment option for those with spider veins is sclerotherapy, which is a treatment that was developed in the 1950s and 1960s. It involves the use of an extremely fine needs to inject tiny amounts of a dilute solution directly into the spider veins. The solution causes the lining of the vein to swell, eventually sealing off the blood vessels and preventing blood flow. At Pacific Vein Care, we use polidocanol as our sclerosant of choice because it’s painless and effective.
Prior to treatment, a complete medical history is take and a thorough examination is made in order to determine, among other things, how long the problem has existed, are there any ongoing causative factors, and if there are any associated symptoms. If your spider veins are found in conjunction with varicose veins, treatment for the varicose veins may be recommended before Sclerotherapy is undertaken.
After your treatment, you are required to wear compression stocking for up to 14 days. Benefits and expected results include:
- Gets rid of spider veins
- Normalizes skin blood flow
- No incisions or scars
- Does not interfere with normal activities
- Safe, virtually painless, in-office treatment
- Only takes about 30 minutes
If you suffer from spider veins, and think you can benefit from treatment here at Pacific Vein Care, give us a call at 815-669-4224 to set up an appointment!