Treatments to Get Rid of Spider Veins Before Summer

Now that summer season calls for shorts, swimsuits and dresses that show off those legs, it is time to get rid of those spider veins or varicose veins. It can be difficult to hide those embarrassing visible veins, but you have some options. Doctors have perfected several techniques and treatments that help to get rid of spider veins and varicose veins permanently, and some do not require much downtime. If you’re ready to get your body ready for summer season, here are some of your best options for getting rid of spider veins:

Cynergy Laser for Spider Vein Removal

The Cynergy Laser treat both spider veins and varicose veins. The non-invasive laser works by causing the vein to disappears and the skin appears smooth and attractive.

VenaCure EVLT for Varicose Vein Removal

VenaCure EVLT is a powerful laser that can be placed inside the vein to deliver heat deep into the tissue. The laser collapses the vein wall by delivering a precise dose of energy into the vein wall, diverting blood circulation to nearby functioning veins. This type of ablation treatment helps to improve the surface appearance of the skin and increases circulation.

Sclerotherapy to Get Rid of Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy involves injecting the veins with a special treatment, causing the blood vessels to close completely. The Asclera injection treatments has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of spider veins and works by damaging the cell lining of the veins. While this type of treatment can be very effective, it does have some risks. Adverse reactions to Asclera include leakage at the injection site, clots, excessive bruising, discoloration and irritation.
Other types of sclerotherapy involve a series of injections into each inch of the vein to help close off the vein. The procedure typically takes just 15 to 30 minutes, and most people experience a mild stinging or burning sensation. Patients are required to wear compression garments or support hose for a few days after the treatment to promote the healing process. Larger varicose veins cannot be treated with sclerotherapy.

Pulsed Light and Laser Treatments for Spider Vein Removal

Some doctors prefer to use laser and pulsed light treatments to get rid of spider veins. These treatments heat up the veins so that they can be sealed off, and then dissolve naturally. There are laser called the Nd:Yag laser, diode and long-pulse alexandrite laser which are all effective for treating spider veins and promise few side effects. When using these light devices, a vein specialist gets the top layer of skin may be cooled with a gel or chilled air to reduce discomfort and prevent injury to the skin.
Learn more about ways to get rid of spider veins and varicose veins in our spider vein removal treatment guide, or consult with a vein doctor in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for any of these procedures or treatments.