Spring is here, and rising temperatures means it’s time for cooler clothes. However, for those with spider veins, the thought of pulling those shorts out of the closet could be met with feelings of self-consciousness instead of excitement. These spindly, visible veins can cause many to lose confidence in their legs and cover themselves up. The best vascular surgeons in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center want you to know that there’s no reason to feel dejected over spider veins—treatment to remove spider veins is quick and noninvasive.
What Are Spider Veins
Spider veins are a type of venous insufficiency that causes dark veins to be visible under the skin’s surface. These veins appear in clusters, closely resembling tree branches or spider webs. The appearance of these veins can be linked to genetics, estrogen levels, and progesterone levels. While anyone can get them, women tend to experience them more often than men. At Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, we offer two different options for getting rid of those veins.
How To Remove Spider Veins
Spider Vein Sclerotherapy
For spider vein sclerotherapy, a sclerosing agent is injected into the veins. This agent, which can be made of a solution such as saline, irritates the vessels that are causing the spider veins. The veins scar after administering the agent, and then begin to fade. This treatment does not remove the veins but causes them to become less visible. The only pain associated with this treatment is a little bit of stinging, but the discomfort is brief.
Veinlite Sclerotherapy is another minimally invasive procedure where a veinlite guides the physician to the source of the spider vein. The veinlite highlights veins under the skin that may not be visible to the human eye so that the physician can best target the source of the spider veins. After the vein is located, the sclerosing agent is administered. This treatment option addresses feeder vessels that are close to the surface of the skin, so it’s not ideal for cases of deep reflux.
Treatment will always vary depending on the individual. What has worked well for your neighbor or best friend won’t necessarily work for you. This is why it’s so important to see a specialist for a proper diagnosis. A specialist will first use simple diagnostic procedures to check your spider veins, as well as make sure there aren’t any underlying cases of venous insufficiency. Then, they will create a treatment plan that will work best for your specific needs.
The best vascular surgeons in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center have dedicated their lives to making sure that those with venous insufficiency can receive the care they need. If you’re self-conscious about your spider veins and want to get them safely removed by quality trained specialists, please come visit us. We’ll create a treatment plan that can help you feel confident about your legs again. Please call us at 407-545-3385 or 352-658-5547 today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the treatment options that may be available to you.