If you have a genetic predisposition to developing vascular issues, visible veins may appear on your legs as you get older. In addition, experiencing hormonal changes, standing for long periods, and other lifestyle choices can damage some of your blood vessels. At the VENUS Vein Clinic in Omaha, NE, we can use sclerotherapy to get rid of spider veins on your legs.
How Can You Get Rid of Spider Veins on Your Legs?
We can use a venous treatment called sclerotherapy to address unwanted spider veins on your legs. To determine whether you are a good candidate for this technique, we will carefully examine the veins on your legs and talk about your medical history. Once we have completed this discussion, we will let you know if you are eligible to use this treatment.
Receiving Your Sclerotherapy Treatment
Receiving a sclerotherapy treatment is one of the best ways to fix damaged veins that are negatively impacting the appearance of your legs. Medical professionals have been using this method to address vascular issues for more than 70 years. During this quick, outpatient treatment, we will gently clean your skin. Next, we will send a salt-based solution into the spider veins on your legs.
Eliminating Your Spider Veins
This process will usually take up to 30 minutes to finish. This special solution will irritate your damaged veins and cause them to break down. After these veins have collapsed, the blood in your legs will start to flow through your undamaged veins. As your blood vessels react to this treatment, your unwanted spider veins will fade away, and the skin on your legs will become clearer.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins develop when the valves in your blood vessels become weakened. When your valves are strong and healthy, they will help your blood move through your veins. If these valves become damaged, extra blood may gather in your veins. This development will change the appearance of these blood vessels and cause them to become more visible.
These visible veins may look like the thin strands that appear in a spider’s web. Although spider veins are unlikely to cause negative physical symptoms, they may cause you to become upset about the appearance of your skin.
How Can You Treat Varicose Veins on Your Legs?
In addition to using sclerotherapy to remove spider veins on your legs, we can use gentle treatments to address your other vascular problems. For example, we can use different techniques to eliminate varicose veins on your legs. Varicose veins are larger blood vessels that have taken on a bulging or twisted appearance. These weakened veins may cause you to experience itchy feelings, mobility issues, and other medical problems.
We can use a technique called VenaSeal ablation to fix these weakened veins. During this unique treatment, we will use a medical-grade adhesive to seal the walls of your damaged veins. It will usually take us about 15 minutes to treat your unwanted veins.
After we have used this adhesive to treat your vascular issues, you’ll be able to go back to your home or return to work at your office. You will not need to wear compression stockings during your recovery period. However, we may instruct you to follow some simple rules while your veins are adjusting to this treatment. We can give you more details about how to care for your legs after we complete your VenaSeal treatment.
During an ambulatory phlebectomy, we will use a minimally invasive method to eliminate your varicose veins. We will begin by using a local anesthetic to numb the tissues around your unwanted veins. After your tissues have become numb, we will make very small incisions near these weakened blood vessels. We will use these incisions to extract your varicose veins. After we eliminate these vessels, your blood will circulate through your healthier veins.
During a Varithena treatment, we will use a microfoam solution to collapse your varicose veins. This minimally invasive treatment can be used to improve twisted veins and veins that haven’t responded to other treatments. We will use Varithena microfoam to push the blood out of your weakened veins. This process will collapse your weakened veins, enhance your appearance, and improve the quality of your circulation.
After your treatment is complete, we will instruct you to wear compression stockings for at least 14 days. You’ll also need to go on a walk every day. During your recovery period, you should try to walk for at least ten minutes. Further, you should not exercise for prolonged periods of time or engage in challenging physical activities for at least seven days.
Remove Your Spider Veins
You won’t need to spend many weeks sitting at home after you use one of our gentle treatments to improve your venous issues. We can use sclerotherapy to remove the spider veins on your legs. In addition, we can use VenaSeal and other methods to fix your varicose veins. If you would like to learn more about our full range of vein treatments, contact us at the VENUS Vein Clinic in Omaha, NE.