If you have decided to treat your spider veins, chances are you want to know what to expect if you get them treated. There are different treatment options now available for spider veins, and the method selected typically depends on the size and location of the vein.
Spider Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy is one of the most effective treatment options for spider veins. It involves injecting a sclerosing agent directly into the affected vein. The solution irritates the vein and causes it to collapse.
Spider vein treatment takes about 25 minutes to complete, and side-effects are minimal.
What to Expect If I Get My Spider Veins Treated
After spider vein treatment, you can expect to see some swelling and bruising at the injection site, but these side-effects should not prevent you from returning to normal activities (learn more).
You may have to wear a compression garment for 3-6 weeks, and this will help keep swelling to a minimum. However, the majority of the swelling and bruising should resolve within 4 weeks.
Skin discoloration may occur in the treated vein if blood becomes trapped in the vein as it closes. In addition, the vein will look darker in the days immediately after treatment, but will gradually lighten throughout the healing period. Depending on the size of the vein, this can take several months (click here to learn more).
Treated spider veins can take up to 2 months to heal completely. An additional treatment may be needed for optimal results.
Spider vein treatment in Albuquerque, NM
Are you ready to schedule your spider vein treatment? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Albuquerque, NM area, Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.albuquerquevein.com, or by calling 505-848-8346.