Spider veins are not generally considered a health risk; however, patients can experience symptoms such as itching, burning and achiness in the affected area. Factors like heredity, pregnancy, prolonged standing or sitting, trauma or pressure, and hormonal changes all contribute to the causes of spider veins.
Most spider veins are treated with sclerotherapy. All procedures are performed in the office. A series of 3-5 treatments per region are typically required for optimal results, which involve minimal downtime and discomfort.
Veinwave™ is a revolutionary technique used by doctors around the world to eliminate fine spider veins on the legs and face. The technique utilizes thermo-coagulation to treat tiny spider veins typically less than 0.3mm which are too small to be injected with sclerosing agents. With Veinwave, an ultra-thin needle emits radiofrequency energy into the vein, which damages the vein causing it to disappear..Veinwave provides a relatively painless walk in walk out procedure, with no risk of bruising, scarring or pigmentation. Patients can also resume activity immediately after the treatment with no down time. Side effects such as redness and inflammation are noted to be minimal as well.
A tiny needle is used to inject the spider veins with a solution that irritates the lining of the vein. In response, the veins collapse and are reabsorbed, and fade over the course of weeks to months, and are no longer visible. Generally, normal activities can be resumed immediately after sclerotherapy. Medically prescribed compression stockings are worn for 2-3 weeks to resolution of the veins.