Spider veins might not be as hazardous as varicose veins are, but they present a significant cosmetic problem. They can be unsettling and annoying especially during the warmer months when they’re visible due to shorts or skirts.
Let’s take a look at how are spider veins are not only treated but also prevented.
Treatment of spider veins
Amongst all available methods, sclerotherapy is the most utilized. The treatment consists of separate injections consisting of a salt-water solution. Inject each vein to irritate the outer lining of the vessels.
The vein walls then “stick” together, creating a stoppage of blood flow. After the treatment, the patient will have minimal scar tissue, which disappears in 10 to 15 days.
With the Vbeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser or PDL, the patient is treated with a laser beam at a high intensity. Instead of tightening the spider veins, the laser coagulates the blood.
There’s no need to worry about pain either, due to the built-in cooling system that uses water. PDL treatments are a standard in all surgical centers in Venice Beach and adjacent areas.
The third prominent method of spider vein removal is a gentle YAG laser. Using heat, this form of treatment takes a different approach in combating this very noticeable vascular condition.
With localized temperature increases, the patient experiences the process of thermocoagulation – the blood vessels heat up that blood flows ceases immediately. After the clog, there is also minimal scar tissue. If you’re concerned about pain – don’t be. Cryogen sprays are used to cool the skin off before each pulse. You won’t feel a thing.
How to prevent spider veins?
It’s not enough to merely look for a prominent cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles. Patients often omit the fact that the amount of preventive effort is inversely proportional to the difficulty of treatment.
The more you take care of your body, the easier the treatment will be. So, what can you do to reduce the chances of having spider veins?
- Avoid gaining excess weight. Obesity is the main contributor to the appearance of spider veins in women 50 and above. Invest in your health and the results will be beneficial.
- Exercise often. Movement, especially in the leg area, greatly contributes to healthy and wide veins. More activity means your veins work “overtime,” lessening the chances for spider veins.
- Don’t stand or sit too much. If you’re stuck in the office all day, treat yourself to a 15-minute walk. It might not seem like much, but it can pay dividends at a later age.
- Avoid wearing high-heels. Your calves and hamstrings will be under pressure, causing spider veins to appear.
For harmless elimination of spider veins contact Dr. Rojas center for cosmetic surgery and book an appointment now! Call us at (888) 598-0620 or arrange a checkup online.
Your health is in your hands – it’s just a small step in having a healthier, more beautiful body. There is nothing to be afraid of!