Spider Veins: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Life with Spider Veins
Though unsightly and often discomforting and painful, spider veins are an incredibly common symptom of chronic venous insufficiency. Here, we'll tell you everything you need to know about this vein condition.
Types of Spider Vein Treatment
Discover each of the fast, safe, and minimally-invasive spider vein treatments available at Center for Vein Restoration.
Sometimes, spider veins can be managed by adjusting the way you live. Lifestyle changes will reduce pain and decrease the likelihood of more veins forming, but this treatment option won't actually get rid of your existing vein condition.
Reserved strictly for spider veins, visual sclerotherapy involves the injection of sclerosant into the veins, initiating a reaction that causes them to close and be reabsorbed into the body. This method, however, doesn't require imaging equipment and is considered a cosmetic procedure.
In ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, the vein physician administering the treatment uses ultrasonography to guide the placement of a needle into the vein being treated. A medicine called sclerosant is made into a foam and then injected into the problem vein where it initiates a reaction and closes shut.