Banish Pesky Spider Veins Before Summer

Knowing that spider veins are generally harmless is little comfort if you’re embarrassed about the way these small red, blue, or purple veins mottle the appearance of your skin. An early sign of venous insufficiency and the smaller cousin of varicose veins, spider veins may be permanent or temporary, depending on the reasons they developed. When these veins wear out their welcome, however, they’re easily treated.

Dr. David Naar of Premier Vein Clinic in Westlake, Ohio, typically uses sclerotherapy as treatment for spider veins and smaller varicose veins. It’s a simple in-office procedure with a long history of success. Contact Premier Vein Clinic when you tire of covering up these annoying blood vessels.

Why spider veins form

Veins return blood from all points of your body to your heart and lungs. Once replenished with oxygen, blood then returns to your body through arteries. The force of the heart pumping isn’t enough to push blood completely through this circuit without assistance, particularly from your feet and legs where blood flow usually goes uphill.

Veins have internal valves that stop the backward flow of blood. With each heartbeat, these valves open and blood flows toward the heart, but as pressure eases, valves close, maintaining the forward progress of the returning blood.

This blood motion receives a boost from normal contractions and relaxations of your muscles as you move, a secondary pumping action that aids normal blood flow. When you’re sitting or standing for long periods, there’s no muscle assistance.

As you get older, the vein valves occasionally fail, permitting blood to fall back and pool. This adds additional pressure on vein walls that causes the changes that emerge first as spider veins and later as varicose veins when larger veins begin to fail.

Sclerotherapy for spider veins

Dr. Naar is a sclerotherapy specialist with over 30 years of experience treating spider veins and other venous conditions. This technique for spider vein removal couldn’t be easier. Dr. Naar injects a solution called an irritant into the spider veins you want to be removed. The vein walls react and collapse, and your body starts two processes.

The first process recognizes the damage to the spider vein tissue and targets these for absorption and removal from your body. Second, new blood vessels grow to ensure blood supply from all cells has a route back to the heart and lungs. These processes happen in the next few weeks after your treatment. If you have sclerotherapy now, it means your spider veins disappear by summer. 

For you, it’s simply a quick office visit with a series of small injections. You don’t need anesthetics, there’s a short recovery time, and the procedure is safe. Since it’s minimally invasive, there’s no more risk to sclerotherapy than any other procedure using a needle, such as blood testing or allergy shots.

You’ll be happy with the results, too. Success rates for spider vein removal with sclerotherapy approach 80%. Call Premier Vein Clinic at 440-641-0433 or request an appointment using the button on this page. Dr. Naar examines your spider vein condition, discusses your treatment expectations, and recommends the right strategy to restore your legs to a younger, smoother appearance. Contact Premier Vein Clinic today. 

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