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Kentucky Vein Doctor Discusses Spider Vein Treatment

Crestview Hills, KY, Vein Doctor Discusses Spider Vein Treatment

If you are like millions of other Americans, you are frustrated about those thin, squiggly red, blue or purple spider veins ruining the smooth appearance of your skin. Spider veins are a common but unsightly cosmetic problem that can happen to virtually anyone. Fortunately, spider vein treatment erases those unattractive lines. The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasias. Spider veins tend to develop in clusters, appearing on your thighs, calves or ankles. Telangiectasias can also appear on your face or elsewhere on your body.  

About Sclerotherapy Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for spider vein treatment. This safe and effective treatment uses a chemical agent, known as a sclerosant, which irritates the inner lining of the spider vein. The irritation makes the vein swell closed and seal shut. Your body routes blood flow to healthy veins. In time, the treated vein dissolves and is absorbed into nearby tissue.  

After Spider Vein Treatment

You will be able to get up and walk around immediately after treatment. Our vein doctor may apply a compression bandage or elastic wrap around the treated leg to control bleeding after the procedure. We suggest you wear compression hose after spider vein treatment. These special tight stockings squeeze your blood vessels to prevent blood from pooling in the veins of your feet and ankles. During the first week after the procedure, we recommend you avoid squatting, running and lifting heavy objects. Do not sit or stand in one place for more than an hour or two. Walk as much as you can to stimulate blood circulation in your lower legs. During the healing process, you may notice hyper-pigmentation develop near the treatment area. These discolored areas should fade within months. You may require 3 to 5 treatments to obtain optimal results. Spider vein treatment is not right for everyone. You may be a good candidate for treatment if you have spider veins that bother you and are committed to following instructions given to you by your vascular surgeon. You should also have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about treatment outcome. Our Crestview Hill, KY, vein doctors at Vascular and Interventional Associates perform sclerotherapy, a safe and effective type of spider vein treatment. We also provide varicose vein treatment for those bulging, twisted veins on the backs of your legs. 375 Thomas More Parkway Crestview Hills, KY. Call 859-286-7333 today to learn more about spider vein treatment.

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