Spider veins can turn beautiful, healthy legs into an eyesore. When summer rolls around many women begin to notice their legs much more as they get ready to hit the beach and show off their new bikini. Seeing spider veins on the legs can be surprising in all the wrong ways. Fortunately, spider veins have become an easily treated issue. There are now several completely safe and non-invasive ways to get rid of spider veins once and for all. Some of the most commonly used treatment options for spider veins include:
EVLA – Endovenous Laser Ablation
Superficial leg veins can be easily treated with EVLA, endovenous laser ablation. This minimally invasive laser treatment replaces the need for surgical vein stripping. During the EVLA procedure, ultra-thin optic fiber is inserted into the vein interior. Laser frequencies are sent through the vein which causes the vein to close and seal shut. EVLA can treat larger affected veins in addition to the commonly seen small spider veins.
Following treatment, you will be given a compression garment to help augment circulation in the affected leg. Downtime is minimal and you can return to normal activities within a day or two. EVLA is an excellent minimally invasive treatment option for anyone looking to get rid of unsightly spider veins or even the more serious varicose veins through a technologically advanced and FDA-approved technique.
Another option for treating unsightly spider veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that treats the affected veins right at the source. It is comfortable and effective for nearly any patient suffering from spider veins. It is FDA approved to treat spider veins and can, depending on the severity of your veins, get your legs clean and clear of spider veins in just a few days to a few weeks depending on the individual case.
Lasers are continuing to grow in popularity and efficiency as a way to treat spider veins. It’s a completely noninvasive treatment, making it an ideal choice for women who want to get rid of spider veins quickly and painlessly. The laser goes through the skin and into the vein, causing it to heat up very quickly. At that point, blood coagulates and after several treatments, most veins are fully treated.
If you have larger more tortuous varicose veins, you may require additional treatment. When sclerotherapy or endovenous ablation are not an option, microphlebectomy is an excellent choice of treatment for tortuous varicose veins, which cause fatigue and other uncomfortable symptoms in the legs. Microphlebectomy works by puncturing the skin and removing veins completely with little to no scarring.