If you have spider veins that you would like to get rid of, well, you’re not alone. Spider veins affect up to 50% of the adult population, especially women. While these veins are not necessarily dangerous aside from a few possible side effects, they can have an undesirable appearance.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are thin red lines or weblike clusters of small blood vessels that develop near the surface of the skin, typically on the legs. They are often red, purple, or blue.
They are caused by structural abnormalities of blood vessels. Veins carry blood back and forth throughout the body, but when valves in veins become defective, there is a backflow of blood within them. Blood and pressure can increase within the vein, causing the blood vessel wall to weaken. When the affected blood vessels dilate and engorge, spider veins are formed.
While spider veins do not pose any serious health concerns, they can irritate the skin in some cases. While most people only experience the undesirable cosmetic appearance of spider veins, others may have a few mildly painful side effects. Some people may experience aching, burning, or pain after standing or sitting for long periods of time.
Treatment at Pennsylvania Vascular Institute
When you want to get your spider veins removed, a treatment will enhance your confidence and appearance while removing possible side effects. If you live in or around King of Prussia, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, or another PA area, Pennsylvania Vascular Institute can offer minimally invasive spider vein treatment.
While lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, and specially designed clothing may reduce spider veins, they are not guaranteed to remove them. One of the few medically-administered minimally invasive spider vein treatments is sclerotherapy.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is mainly undertaken for cosmetic reasons because it can quickly remove the appearance of spider veins. It is a very common and quick procedure, during which a physician will inject a liquid solution into the affected vein. This causes the vein to collapse and eventually fade away. Depending on the severity of the spider vein, several sessions may be required for optimal results. Generally, spider veins will begin to fade within three and six weeks after treatment.
Sclerotherapy is specially designed to remove spider veins and other types of veins that appear in the legs. It is a non-invasive alternative to surgery that has shown proven results. After receiving spider vein treatment, there will be no visible signs of previous veins.
At Pennsylvania Vascular Institute, we offer sclerotherapy that will allow you to get back on your feet in no time. Our physicians are specially trained to offer spider vein treatment in addition to other vein removal methods.
Our spider vein treatment is designed to leave you feeling confident without any invasion or possibly harmful surgeries. This quick procedure, which ranges from 15 minutes to one hour, allows you to carry on with your daily routine quickly after receiving treatment.
For a simple way to remove undesirable veins, contact Pennsylvania Vascular Institute today at (800)296-9294. for one of our many minimally invasive outpatient procedures in King of Prussia, Philadelphia, and Lehigh Valley, PA.