What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are those pesky red and blue lines that appear on certain parts of our bodies. These twisted, unsightly additions to our skin are unpleasant to look at and can sometimes be quite painful as well. Itching, burning, and irritation are all common symptoms in those struggling with the appearance of these veins. Thankfully, relief is available in the form of vein sclerotherapy. This treatment involves collapsing the blood vessels that make up spider veins with a sclerosing solution.
Why Do Spider Veins Occur?
Spider veins can be red or blue and often appear on the face or legs. These superficial lines develop when too much pressure is put on certain parts of our bodies. When pressure builds up, these offshoot veins become more prominent, acting like dead ends in the circulatory system. The pain felt by those struggling with these veins comes from excess and unnatural blood build-up. The added blood clumped in these veins has nowhere to go and thus swells the affected area giving the veins their characteristic appearance.
Vein Sclerotherapy Procedure
During your vein sclerotherapy procedure, you will be asked to lie down and relax while a member of our staff administers the sclerosing solution via several injections. Once we finish the injection process, compression bandages will be applied to the injection sites. You will have to wear the bandages overnight, or possibly longer for some patients. The procedure itself may feel somewhat uncomfortable, but we will do all we can to make the experience as pleasant as possible for you.
Vein Sclerotherapy Treatment Results
Following the procedure, most patients will see improvement in the appearance of their varicose and spider veins after 3-6 weeks. While some soreness may be present, your vein sclerotherapy treatment will not result in any long term complications. After the compression bandages have been removed, you will see a reduction in the appearance of the targeted spider veins. The best part of this treatment is that it results in no downtime. After your visit, you are free to go about the rest of your day.
Treating Spider Veins in Lindenhurst Long Island, New York
Spider veins can not only be unpleasant to look at but may feel irritating and painful as well. If you’re struggling with these concerns, a vein sclerotherapy treatment may be right for you. To learn more about the treatments and services offered at Modern Dose, request an appointment by calling (631) 429-DOSE or filling out the form below. We look forward to seeing you!