You may feel self-conscious about spider veins on your face, hands, or legs. But you are not alone. Over 120 million Americans develop this condition, but its prevalence does not mean it should be excepted as the status quo. At VENUS Vein Clinic in Omaha, NE, we offer several removal methods for this venous disorder.
There are many reasons to seek the removal of spider veins, including discomfort, pain, numbness, tingling, redness, and itching. These veins can even cause thrombosis and other serious medical conditions. Today, we’re discussing the most effective removal method for these disordered veins for different situations. Keep reading to learn more.
The Most Effective Removal Method for Spider Veins
Compression stockings are the most effective removal method for spider veins if your disordered veins are caused by pregnancy. During your pregnancy, your body is flooded with hormones that cause your body to retain more water. At the same time, your body produces more blood, which significantly increases venous blood pressure.
To further compound the stress on the veins in your legs, you have a fetus growing in your lower abdomen. Eventually, it becomes so large that the excess pressure on the venous walls in your lower legs becomes significant. Compression stockings are the perfect non-invasive way to treat spider veins by helping your veins return blood to your heart.
Sclerotherapy is the gold standard in spider vein removal. This method has been used for years to safely and effectively remove a large number of fairly sizable spider veins. This removal method is ideal for people who suffer from this disorder due to obesity. While obesity can be reversed, it takes a significant amount of time.
In the meantime, the disordered veins negatively affect the quality of life and pose a health risk. Furthermore, your affected veins may be so weak that they do not recover, even when venous pressure is reduced. Sclerotherapy is a vein removal solution that takes a mere 15 to 30 minutes, and 94% of clients find they only need one session to achieve their desired results.
Venaseal ablation is a great vein removal method for people who have disordered veins due to genetics. Venaseal is so great because it uses a medical-grade adhesive to seal off lesions that could cause varicose veins if left untreated. It is used to treat larger, deeper veins that pose the most significant health risks.
This quick, powerful treatment takes a mere 15 minutes. Once the glue is administered to your affected venous walls, you are free to resume your normal routine. However, you may be advised to wear a prescription-strength compression garment. We will advise you of the necessary after-care steps during your consultation and after your appointment.
Radiofrequency ablation is an advanced vein removal technique that blows endogenous laser ablation out of the water. While endogenous laser ablation has a success rate of greater than 90%, it’s not safe for people with darker skin. In contrast, radiofrequency ablation is safe and effective for adults of any skin tone.
Like Venaseal ablation, only one treatment session is required to achieve the desired results. However, if you have a significant number of fairly large disordered veins, you may need a quick follow-up treatment. Furthermore, you may need to come in for another session if your disordered veins are caused by genetics or unaddressed poor health.
Varithena is similar to sclerotherapy in that it involves injecting a solution into the disordered veins. The primary difference is sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sterile saline solution. Varithena involves administering a microfoam solution to force the collapse of the disordered veins.
This treatment is often considered to be an ideal treatment for varicose veins because it is so effective. But when it comes to spider vein removal, we don’t believe that any treatment can be “too effective!”
Ambulatory phlebectomy is another vein removal technique usually reserved for the most severe cases of disordered veins. Again, we don’t believe that any treatment can be “too effective.” In fact, we think this is great for a spider vein that is turning varicose and clotting. This method involves teasing diseased veins out of tiny incision points.
To determine if this is the right vein removal method for you, we will look at the size, shape, color, and location of your disordered veins. We will discuss your goals with you and perform an ultrasound examination to get a clearer picture of the severity of your condition. That information, combined with your medical history, will inform our decision regarding the best technique.
Learn More About Spider Vein Removal Today
Spider veins can affect your self-confidence, comfort, and health. The most effective removal method depends primarily on your overall health, the number of diseased veins you have, and their location. At VENUS Vein Clinic in Omaha, NE, we recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to any problem in life.
We offer sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, Venaseal ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and compression stockings to remove spider and varicose veins. To discover the most appropriate removal method for you, contact us today at VENUS Vein Clinic in Omaha, NE to book an appointment.