If you hate showing your legs because of spider veins, believe it or not, fall and winter is the perfect time to work on them.
We often have requests to treat spider veins because of an upcoming wedding, vacation, beach time or simply because…
But these treatments take time and several sessions. This is when being patient pays off big time. These sessions need to be staged in order to do it properly and effectively. In average, it takes about 3-4 months to complete, and to receive the state-of-the-art treatment.
Did you know that if you have underlying varicose veins, and you only treat superficial visible spider veins; they are bound to come back? They come back because the bigger varicose veins (that are causing them) will reopen those spider veins.
So don’t waste any more time or money. If you want your legs to be ready for summer, an upcoming wedding in 6-12 months, NOW is the time to get on them.
What should I do if I want my spider veins gone?
You should come to our office for a comprehensive vein evaluation. This will include a complete venous ultrasound that will determine the cause of your spider veins. They are almost always caused by varicose vein (some you may see and some are only seen using an ultrasound).
Then you meet the doctor. Dr. Mohseni will examine you and explain your ultrasound results. Often you will need varicose vein treatment in order to close the source of those spider veins. Then your spider veins may be treated usually with great success.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose Veins are veins that do not function properly. Normal Veins in your legs carry the blood from your legs back to your heart and lungs for ‘refueling.’ When those veins malfunction, the blood does not make it all the way back to the heart, the poorly oxygenated blood instead gets pushed back to the legs and feet causing many different symptoms.
How do we treat varicose veins?
The larger varicose veins are often treated by laser or radio frequency. These are done by the physician in office, under local anesthetics with no downtime. Some of the residual varicose veins may be treated with sclerotherapy, which involves basically few simple injections.