How to Treat Spider Veins
Spider veins are a common concern for many individuals – both women and men. These veins can appear as unsightly blue and red lines, and usually affect arms, legs, and hands, although they can also be found on other areas of the body, as well. While they are often caused by age and pregnancy, there are other factors, such as genetics and weight, that can cause them to appear, as well. These veins can even get so bad that they can affect what type of clothing some individuals wear, due to self-confidence issues that stem from them. While some deal with these veins for years, or even throughout their entire lives, others have found new ways to try and reduce the appearance – or eliminate them altogether. One such treatment that can remove spider veins is known as Sclerotherapy.
Spider Vein Treatments
There are plenty of different products and procedures that say they can treat spider veins and eliminate them. These treatments range in type and price, from those that you can do at home yourself (think spider vein removal creams), to those that require a professional to handle for you in their office (such as injections and treatments such as Sclerotherapy). Depending on the severity of your spider veins and how they affect you, you may find results with at-home treatments such as creams, or you may need to seek professional help in order to get the results you want.
Do At Home Treatments Work?
One thing that many people question is whether or not at-home treatments actually work. These treatments, which vary in price from cheaper drugstore products to high-end creams, might reduce the appearance of very mild spider veins, but are not good for treating more severe concerns. In fact, these creams may not work at all for some, and it may be more beneficial to actually reach out to a professional to discuss your options before trying them on your own.
Leave Spider Vein Removal to the Professionals
Professional spider vein removals, such as those that are injections or procedures such as Sclerotherapy, are far more beneficial than those that can be purchased over the counter. These treatments are done by injecting a solution into the spider veins, causing them to collapse and disappear. While you may need several treatments, the results are often quite good, and can actually save you money in the long run. Not only that, but these treatments are non-surgical and can be done in your doctor’s office, requiring very little to no downtime at all.
If you would like to learn more about spider vein removal, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!