Spider Vein Treatment
Spider Veins are the small thin, thread-like veins that are seen just beneath the surface of the skin. These are very small ugly purple and red broken blood veins that appear on the face and legs, but can be found on other parts of the body. They sometimes look like spider webs or tree branches. Spider veins are caused mainly by heredity. Other factors contributing to spider veins include weight gain, long periods of standing, and increased hormones during pregnancy. Some patients seek medical treatment for spider veins because they are uncomfortable with symptoms, such as aching, burning, swelling and cramping. Properly treating these veins corrects both your symptoms and the appearance of your legs.
Many spider vein sufferers are unaware that any non-surgical remedy is available, so they resign themselves to covering their legs at all times, even in the heat of summer. With modern refinements in available solutions and techniques, sclerotherapy is a safe and effective spider vein treatment. Sclerotherapy uses the body’s natural healing abilities to close off abnormal veins. The veins are injected with a liquid that irritates and slightly damages the lining of the vein, the body responds by filling the vein with scar tissue. Once flow is eliminated, the vein disintegrates. It usually requires two or more sessions to achieve optimal results, but after each sclerotherapy session, the veins will appear lighter. It is extremely rare for serious medical complications to occur do to Sclerotherapy.
Dr. Michael R. Spindel, M.D.
St. Mary’s Outpatient Center • 2860 3rd Ave #220 • Huntington, WV 25702
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