The onset and presence of spider veins can make it difficult to live your everyday life. You might want to hide at home and not show your face at work or school. You also may avoid wearing clothing that shows your legs. You can receive effective spider vein treatment by learning how this common medical and cosmetic condition is treated today at our center in Winter Park.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are veins that are blue, purple or red in appearance and branch out in a spider web-like pattern. They are most commonly found on people’s faces and legs. They are caused by factors like:

• Genetics
• Obesity
• Birth control or hormone therapy use
• Pregnancy
• Menopause
• Puberty
• Tumors
• Constipation
• History of blood clots
• Wearing constrictive clothing

Once they develop on your legs or face, they cannot be eliminated except with medical intervention. While you may discourage their onset by wearing surgical stockings, losing weight and exercising each day, you may need additional measures to get rid of them once they manifest themselves with an array of symptoms and become more prominent in appearance.

Many people are not aware that spider veins can have symptoms that are bothersome and painful. The most common symptoms of spider veins are:

• Leg fatigue
• Heaviness
• Restlessness
• Burning
• Throbbing
• Tingling

Once they become symptomatic, your best option to eliminate them is to seek out prompt spider vein treatment.

Spider Vein Treatment

Patients with spider veins have a number of treatment options available to get rid of them. The most common treatment is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that takes about 15 to 30 minutes and is performed right here in our office.

During the treatment, our specialist injects a saline solution into your veins. The solution causes irritation in the blood vessels and forces them to stick together and quickly collapse.

Sclerotherapy is typically safe and can be performed on a wide array of patients. It provides long-lasting and fast results that can restore your confidence in your appearance and ease the symptoms of spider veins. You typically do need follow up care once you are fully healed from your sclerotherapy.

While sclerotherapy is often the preferred spider vein treatment option, they can also be treated with intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. The treatment that you will undergo will depend on factors like your age, desired cosmetic outcome and the location of your spider veins. It will also depend on the recommendations of our doctor.

Spider veins compromise the way your face and legs look and how confident you are in your appearance. This condition features symptoms that can be bothersome, if not painful. You can undergo cosmetic and medical spider vein treatment like sclerotherapy to ease or eliminate the appearance of your problem veins at MD Age Management, located in Winter Park. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!

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