Spider Vein Treatment

Spider Vein Treatment Plan – What are Your Options?

While the development of spider veins increases with age, there is no reason to suffer with these unsightly marks. There are many spider vein treatment options available on the market today. There has been much advancement in technology and laser treatments to address spider veins have become incredibly effective. It is worth at least considering your treatment options before you decide to simply live with your vein concerns.

In most cases, an effective spider vein treatment plan will consist of natural lifestyle adjustments and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. You may need just one treatment to get rid of a few small spider veins, or you may need a series of treatments to eliminate a more severe case. You can make that determination after you have an initial consultation with our trained professionals, but this information will allow you to walk into your initial consultation with some understanding of possible treatment options.

Compression Therapy

This is the simplest form of treatment for spider veins. You wear graduated compression stockings or garments that apply pressure around the affected area of your body. This pressure helps the veins force blood back to the heart more efficiently. This is the same treatment used to improve blood flow in varicose veins.

For many people with mild spider vein problems, this is enough to reduce the appearance of existing spider veins and prevent future occurrences, especially when compression therapy is combined with natural lifestyle remedies. Later in this guide, you will learn more about the natural lifestyle changes that can help control, relieve and prevent vein problems.

Put Your Feet Up

Keeping the legs elevated is another way to help restore natural blood flow through your veins. While sitting with your legs raised as often as possible may help prevent future problems with your veins, this is typically only one part of a more complicated treatment plan for spider veins.

Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

If you do not get the results you want from lifestyle change, including compression therapy and keeping your legs raised as often as possible, you may consider cosmetic procedures that deliver more impressive results. Thanks to the advancement of technology, laser procedures are now the best option you have for eliminating the spider veins that are currently affecting your body. You will get the best results when you combine your laser treatments with lifestyle adjustments.

Laser treatments are completed in less than an hour and allow you to return to your daily life immediately after your appointment. No one has to know that you have undergone spider vein treatment unless you tell him or her yourself. When you use the powerful, safe and effective spider vein laser treatment, you can expect to see some improvement in the appearance of your veins immediately.

It typically takes two or three laser treatments to significantly reduce or completely eliminate the appearance of spider veins. If you have a more severe case that covers a large area of your body, you may need more treatment sessions. This will be discussed during your initial consultation when your medical professional thoroughly reviews your medical history and examine the area you want treated.

Laser treatment is performed with a handheld device that emits light frequencies into the veins. The goal is to close up the veins so that they are no longer available for blood flow. Your body will naturally compensate by turning the vein into scar tissue and sending your blood through healthier veins. This is why it is so important to make lifestyle changes that will help prevent the problem from occurring in those other veins.

There is some risk of developing side effects from laser treatment, such as:

  • Burns
  • Skin irritation
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration

You can drastically reduce your risk of suffering these side effects by selecting a well-trained, experienced medical provider qualified to deliver this type of laser treatment. The professionals at Advanced Dermatology have experience with state-of-the-art elōs treatment, in order to maximize patient results while reducing the associated risks.

Sclerotherapy

This is often considered an alternative to laser treatment for spider veins, but it is not the ideal option for most people. The procedure requires a trained professional to inject each of the spider veins with a medication that causes the vein walls to expand and then collapse. The body eventually turns the veins into scar tissue, in similar way to what happens with the less time-consuming laser procedures that are now available.

Just like laser therapy, this treatment is best combined with natural preventative treatment options. The treatment will cause significant reduction in the appearance of your spider veins over a period of weeks, but you still need to make sure your lifestyle does not encourage the development of new spider veins. You may need multiple sclerotherapy treatments before you completely eliminate your spider veins to satisfaction.

Preventative Lifestyle Changes

Whether you decide to go through with cosmetic procedures to reduce the appearance of your spider veins or not, it is important to make lifestyle changes to prevent future problems. If you decide to forego treatment for your spider veins, you may notice that your vein problems worsen with time if you do not take action. If you do have your veins treated, you may develop additional spider veins in the future if you do not make some changes.

All of the following lifestyle factors can significantly increase your chances of developing spider veins and may aggravate the spider veins that you already have:

  • Lack of movement
  • Obesity
  • Excessive sitting
  • Excessive standing
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Exposure to sunlight

You can probably identify which of these risk factors are currently at play in your life, and it is not difficult to determine lifestyle changes that can lower your risk. For instance, if you know that you are overweight, you may start focusing on good nutrition and add exercise into your daily life in order to reduce your risk. If your job requires you to sit at a desk most of the day, you may set a goal of getting up and walk around the office every hour or two.

Simple lifestyle changes such as going for walks or running around the yard with your children can help improve the spider veins you already have and prevent the development of future vein problems. You may still opt to seek treatment for your spider veins, but these lifestyle changes are essential if you do not want to have repeat treatments as new veins appear in the future.

Create Your Treatment Plan

When used independently, cosmetic procedures and lifestyle changes cannot guarantee that you will never again suffer from spider veins. That is why a comprehensive treatment plan includes a variety of methods to prevent and treat vein problems. As you work to fight spider veins, you will also work to prevent and eliminate varicose veins that are often caused by the same conditions as spider veins.

Begin your spider vein treatment plan with graduated compression therapy and a more active lifestyle. At the same time, if you are not there already, work toward achieving a healthy body weight. Most importantly, visit a qualified medical professional for a consultation to review your treatment options.

7 replies
  1. Claire says:

    The laser spider vein treatment is the best treatment for this medical condition. Or a cosmetic treatment if you prefer it, since it’s not that painful or dangerous. There are some spider vein treatment options, which can be effective only if you don’t have a severe case. That’s when the compression comes in handy, and small lifestyle changes, like the feet elevation. Walking really does the trick for me, since it increases the blood flow, makes it more regular. But, ultimately, the laser treatment is the best way to have final results, and something that destroy the veins and create scar tissue. I would recommend everyone to get with the program. It’s the 21st century, lasers are our future, and soon they will find a laser treatment for everything. I am a very happy client.

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  2. Helen says:

    I don’t think the laser treatment hurts a lot. You can feel a bit of itching and redness, or something like that, like with any other laser treatment. That’s just a normal side-effect of a procedure done with laser. But as far as the sclerotherapy is concerned, I’m not so sure about the pain. The effects are the same, but the pain probably isn’t. Now, the cost of a spider vein treatment is nothing at all, I think it’s quite affordable. Just make sure you don’t get involved with a phoney doctor that will present the spider vein laser treatment cost as a big deal, and have you undergo unnecessary treatments. That’s up to you to judge. If you don’t think you need to continue, then don’t. The laser treatments are after all adapted to suit people, and their skin, yet not all people are the same, so they may react differently. What’s pain to others can be nothing to some.

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  3. Sophie says:

    I don’t know about the rest of the people, but I get scared when there is talk of injections and lasers. I would rather use a spider vein treatment cream if there were a successful one. Unfortunately, I am aware that there is no such thing in this life. My mother decided to take me to a spider vein treatment in Sydney, in a clinic that is very well-known and people talk about it all the time. The doctors there are famous and treat just about anything you can imagine. I’m still afraid of it, and I don’t even mind those veins. But my mother is so persistent. If there is any advice from more experienced beauty people, I’d love to hear it. I’m still so young and sensitive, I hope it doesn’t hurt a lot!

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  4. Lisa says:

    Since I am someone who has this problem and it kept showing up, I’m going to tell you my experience. I’ve had a spider vein treatment, but just compression. I also tried to put my feet up, even at work, while the big boss wasn’t around. I tried to walk off the sitting part of the day as much as I could. However, none of those were a permanent solution. What did actually help me is the laser treatment. To be short, it did hurt me a bit, I felt a bit of burning. It is a laser after all. The doctor treated a certain area on my thighs and calves. I had three treatments, and the difference is noticeable! I would say it’s for anyone who wants a more long term solution to the problem, and later on you can try the more natural methods, like compression and elevation of the feet.

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  5. Meg says:

    What a professional and smartly written article! Got all the info I needed on the treatments as well as some advice, for free! Nice to know there are professionals out there who take their patients seriously and give them all the information and assistance they need. Considering all of the options given, I would much rather go for a laser treatment and then alter my lifestyle and be very careful about it. The spider vein laser treatment is modern after all, and probably gives great results. There isn’t a best spider vein treatment, it’s all individual. I would never go for Sclerotherapy, it just sounds to invasive, because of the needles. Although spider veins aren’t dangerous, I do understand anyone who is bothered by them. It like acne scars, you just don’t want them to be there. Lasers nowadays can fix anything. I’m hoping spider veins are really no exception to that.

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  6. Anette Lowe says:

    The compression bandages helped me. I’m still young, I’m 27, but I got these veins probably from my mum. I mean the genes and stuff. I like to say that this is a natural spider vein treatment. But I’m not sure how the facial spider vein treatment can be carried out with less aggression and in the similar natural way. I’ve noticed those ways come up on my forehead. Maybe not spider veins, but they definitely weren’t there before. I am doing my best to change my lifestyle, but I’m feeling that it is in my genes... I can’t escape it. I haven’t devised a treatment plan, because I didn’t have the spider veins on the face before. Now that I have, I’m going to have a little talk with a specialist. It’s not like I can rub a cream on it, and it will go away.

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  7. dee says:

    Laser vein surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. No cuts, no general anesthesia and no scars

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