How to Get Rid of Spider Veins for Good

How to Get Rid of Spider Veins for Good

Spider veins are common and affect men as well as women, showing up as visible, darkened versions of the smallest veins in your body, the capillaries. They can appear anywhere on your body, but the face and lower legs are the most common sites.

At New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Dr. Surinder Sandhu can treat your spider veins safely and effectively with sclerotherapy, an age-old technique delivered with modern technology to get rid of spider veins for good.

What you should know about visible leg veins

When it comes to veins that are visible on your legs, you probably know to be wary of bulging varicose veins. These are a clear sign of vein damage referred to as venous insufficiency, and they’re a warning that you could be at risk of developing dangerous conditions such as a blood clot.

While varicose veins are a red flag, their smaller nondangerous cousins are not. Damaged capillaries are called spider veins. Usually visible as tiny threadlike red or purple squiggles on your calf, near your ankle, or on your face, spider veins are unsightly but not perilous. However, that doesn’t change the fact that you want to get rid of them.

What causes spider veins

Your circulatory system is designed to move blood in a closed loop. Veins continually push blood back to the heart, and they have one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing backward. However, over time or under stress, these valves can fail, causing blood to seep backward and pool. This pooling allows the vein to become visible through the skin. 

These factors can put you at a higher risk of developing spider veins:

Spider veins generally aren’t painful, but if you’re unhappy with their appearance, we offer a quick, effective solution to get rid of them.

Sclerotherapy 

Dr. Sandhu uses sclerotherapy to eliminate unsightly spider veins. This minimally invasive treatment only takes about 30 minutes, assuming you’re having a handful of veins treated at a time. 

Dr. Sandhu makes sure you’re comfortable and then uses a very fine needle to inject your veins with a sclerosing agent. The agent inficts microscopic damage to the inside of the vein, causing it to collapse and seal off.

The blood diverts immediately to a nearby, healthier vein. Over time, the useless vein fades when it dissolves and the tissue is flushed out of your system.

Hate your spider veins? They truly can be gone for good! To learn more about sclerotherapy, contact our office for a consultation. You can reach us at 510-269-2960 or request an appointment online today.

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