The formation of spider veins increases with age, but there is no reason to suffer from these unsightly marks. With much advancement in technology and laser treatments; the correction of spider veins have become incredibly effective.
In most cases, a treatment plan will consist of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and natural lifestyle adjustments. You may need only one treatment to eliminate a couple of small spider veins, or you may need multiple treatments to get rid of spider veins in more severe cases. You can decide after you have your consultation with one of our trained professionals here at Epiclinic, but this information here will allow you to walk into your consultation with some understanding of vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure that uses injections to help get rid of spider veins on the legs or the face. Spider veins are generally very fine veins that are either purple or red in colour. Spider veins are normally a genetic problem and usually develop due to pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills, as well as in individuals whose profession require standing all day. You can help decrease the formation of spider veins with weight control, exercise and wearing support stockings while working.
Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive procedure used to get rid of both spider and varicose veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution straight into the vein. The solution then irritates the lining of the blood vessel, leading it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot and dissipate.
Some individuals may experience slight cramping or stinging while the needle is injected into the spider or varicose vein. Pain may develop if the injected solution leaks from the vein into the surrounding tissue. As soon as the needle is taken out, we will apply compression and massages to the treated area to make sure blood stays out of the injected vessel and dispels the solution.
There is minimal pain involved, but you may experience minor bruising. Heavy exercise is discouraged the day of treatment, but may be resumed the next day. We recommend walking right after your Sclerotherapy treatment and then daily for several days. Avoid strenuous exercise, sunbathing, hot tubs and long plane flights for approximately 3-7 days following treatment.