While spider veins may not be considered medically dangerous or significant in most cases, they can significantly harm your quality of life. You may feel so embarrassed of your legs that you cannot bare them in shorts, capris or swimming suits. This may keep you from enjoying some of your favorite warm weather activities and may keep you away from visiting swimming pools or beaches. With spider vein treatments at MD Age Management in Orlando, Florida, you could feel great about your legs once again and enjoy your favorite hobbies and activities with your family and friends.
Spider veins are those very small blue or purple veins that crop up in circular patterns and look a lot like spider webs. Most spider veins are found on the legs and increase in number as you get older. They can be related to genetics, but may also be related to how you care for your legs as you age. Those who sit or stand for long periods in one place are often most prone to them. These veins are not usually medically significant and do not actually harm your circulation. However, they do have the capacity to turn into larger venous problems, such as varicose veins, which can cause pain, swelling, itchy skin and other irritating and harmful problems. Plus, of course, spider veins are a cosmetic nuisance, making you want to hide your legs from others and lowering your self-confidence.
Thankfully, there are a variety of cosmetic treatments available in Orlando today that can get your legs back to looking their best with an emphasis on smoothness and clear skin. In our clinic, we have found that sclerotherapy is the primary treatment that works well on these very small spider veins.
Additionally, we do offer intense pulse light, or IPL, treatments. These treatments are typically best for veins that are even smaller than usual and appear red on the surface of your skin rather than blue.
The best way to know whether you have spider veins or more concerning varicose veins is to schedule an appointment with our practitioner at MD Age Management. In our office in Winter Park, we will be able to see the problem areas up close, measure the size of the veins in question and settle on the best treatment for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation in the Orlando area.