For many women, the appearance of spider veins can be somewhat startling. They look like veins and are a purple, blue, or red color. Since you’ve never seen them before, you might be surprised when you first notice them. While spider veins can sometimes be a symptom of a larger problem, usually they’re just an aesthetically-displeasing issue. Thankfully, there is a spider vein treatment known as Asclera® sclerotherapy that should be able to get rid of those unsightly blemishes.
What Are Spider Veins?
If you’ve never had spider veins before, then you might be understandably worried about them. By and large, they’re harmless. They are simply dilated blood vessels that are close to the surface of your skin. Typically, they are mostly located in your legs, but they can also appear in other areas of your body like your face and arms. Spider veins themselves pose no threat to your health but they could be an indicator of a larger problem with your veins and circulation. This is primarily true if spider veins keep returning even after spider vein treatment. They also do not tend to hurt, but if you happen to stand for a long period of time then those veins might become a little sore.
The cause of developing spider veins is largely unknown. Researchers, however, have determined that it likely has to do with hormones, pregnancy, trauma, aging, sun exposure, and even just simple heredity. It can develop at any time and can affect both men and women — though it primarily affects women — but it usually affects those who are older.
Because spider veins can be quite prominent against the skin, many women are ashamed to show their bodies. You don’t have to be one of them. There is an effective spider vein treatment known as Asclera® sclerotherapy that can provide lasting relief.
Sclerotherapy is usually the first choice for professionals when it comes to treating spider veins. It’s also typically the first choice for patients, too, because it is minimally-invasive. Essentially, a member of our team will insert a solution into the vein that will make it scar and collapse. This makes the body utilize other veins that are healthier. The spider vein will be absorbed by the body and leave your legs — or other treated area — looking fresh and normal. Usually, it takes a few weeks for results to be noticed. For particularly prominent veins, you may need a few treatments.
However, Asclera® sclerotherapy is an effective spider vein treatment for women and men everywhere. There is no reason why you should be ashamed to show off your legs or face because of spider veins, which is why we offer spider vein treatment at Rio Medical in Hudson, MA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!