If you have noticed small, blue veins near the surface of your skin, you may have spider veins. This common condition affects a number of people and becomes more common with age. Although they are not typically as painful as varicose veins, spider veins may cause discomfort for some people. If you are suffering from spider veins, various treatments are available to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of your condition.
Conservative treatments can sometimes reduce the symptoms of spider veins, depending on their location and severity. Some conservative treatments for spider veins include:
- Weight loss
- Compression stockings
- Increased physical activity
- Elevation of the affected area
Other Treatments for Spider Veins
If conservative treatments don’t completely eliminate the symptoms of your condition, you may benefit from some of our clinic’s more aggressive treatment options. Some of our available treatment options include:
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive vein treatment that causes spider veins to collapse and disappear. This treatment method may or may not involve ultrasound guidance. Each session of sclerotherapy is only ten minutes in length. However, depending on the severity of your condition, multiple sessions may be required in order to relieve all of your symptoms.
Transdermal Laser Treatment
Another treatment option for individuals with spider veins is transdermal laser treatment. This treatment method involves the use of pulsed light in order to cause the affected veins to close. Once the veins have closed, they are reabsorbed into the body, causing them to disappear from view.
Scheduling an Appointment
If you are experiencing the symptoms of spider veins and conservative treatments have not worked as well as you’d like, contact United Vein Centers at either our Tampa or Largo locations to schedule an appointment with a Florida Vein Doctor. Dr. Gamal Wazni and his staff will be happy to discuss your situations and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.