What Is the Best Treatment for Spider Veins?
Prior to treating spider veins, your vein doctor should evaluate you for venous insufficiency. While spider vein treatment is safe and effective at the surface, untreated vein disease will lead to their recurrence. It’s important to choose a board-certified vein expert to eliminate spider veins completely.
A safer alternative to vein surgery, this procedure is used to address chronic venous insufficiency. Benefits include an outpatient format with localized anesthesia that eliminates the downtime of surgery.
This minimally invasive form of endovenous ablation uses thermal energy to treat damaged veins. The process is similar to laser ablation, but the heat energy causes less discomfort and bruising than procedures that use laser energy.
Wearing support stockings, or compression stockings, is an easy way to address spider veins at home. The compression enhances blood flow, preventing blood from pooling in the veins. While they won’t change the appearance of spider veins, they will improve the bothersome symptoms and help prevent the development of new spider veins. Proper fitting is essential to ensure safety and efficacy. Have your doctor conduct a formal measurement before buying compression stockings.
Diminishing the appearance of spider veins is the primary goal of laser therapy. Our doctors can use laser therapy separately or in conjunction with sclerotherapy as needed for optimal results. This treatment won’t address underlying venous insufficiency and is not recommended for some skin types, so seek laser therapy from a trained physician.
The most common method of eradicating spider veins, this simple procedure is performed in your doctor’s office. Your physician injects an irritant into individual veins to seal the vein’s walls closed, eliminating each damaged vein.
Exercise contracts our leg muscles which facilitates blood flow back to our heart. Daily exercise is key to maintaining adequate circulation. While exercise won’t eliminate existing spider veins, it will prevent new ones from forming. In addition, those with venous insufficiency should avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Talk to your doctor about simple tips like elevating your legs while seated or lying down to reduce pressure and swelling in the veins.