Visible vein clusters on your body parts may be a little discomforting and make you feel uncomfortable about your appearance. This is majorly a problem during summer when everyone likes wearing clothes which will expose some part of your as the legs, arms, and neck. Laser Vein Treatments are specifically designed to treat such problems along with other vein related problems.
What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
Before you decide to get a vein related treatment, you must understand that spider veins and varicose veins are two different veins related concern. Although your doctor will diagnose the problem before treating it, you should know what you are being treated for. Kenneth Reed MD , one of the extremely qualified dermatologists at DermASAP, clarifies the difference between the two in an easy to comprehend manner.
Varicose veins –
- Varicose veins happen when blood is pooled in a vein.
- These occur when one-way valves do not function properly.
- Varicose veins can be identified as thick, rope-like veins which bulge out of legs.
- This condition is mainly seen in legs and feet.
Spider veins –
- This condition is usually harmless and only needs treatment for cosmetic purposes.
- Spider veins can be identified as small and thin blood vessels visible under the skin. The veins may appear red, blue, green, or purple.
- Spider vein may be a result of poor blood circulation and can lead to varicose vein issue in a longer run.
What is Sclerotherapy and who can go for the treatment?
Sclerotherapy is an age old medical concept and has been used for over seven decades to treat patients with spider veins problem. The procedure allows for a special solution to be injected into the affected veins which cause an irritation in the blood vessel and eventually leads to contraction of blood flow and permanent eradication of the treated vessel. The Sclerotherapy procedure also allows the blood flow from the treated veins to pass on to the nearby sturdier and better veins.
Following the sclerotherapy procedure, patients are advised to continue with their usual activities; however, they may be required to wear a compression hose for about a week or two after the treatment. This is due to the fact that the compression hose helps in keeping the treated veins compressed so as to allow the injection solution to work properly within the stipulated duration.Sclerotherapy is known to reduce the visibility of the initially affected veins to almost 50 to 80%.
Expert dermatologists at DermASAP such as Kenneth Reed MD performs a detailed diagnosis and screening of the patients before signing them up for the surgery. Although the procedure is fairly simple and harmless, doctors do not perform the treatment on patients who are pregnant or are suffering from severe asthma, blood clotting, insulin dependency, or have lupus. Also, doctors advise that you should allow at least four sessions set several weeks apart for the best results out of your surgery.