Heredity, genetics, gender, and age all factor into whether or not you get spider veins. And, although they’re not harmful or painful, you’re probably not happy with their appearance on your legs, face, or anywhere else they pop up. How can you get rid of these tiny blue, purple, and red veins?
Our vein team at Humble Cardiology Associates, led by experienced interventional cardiologist, Dr. Madaiah Revana, offers effective treatments for spider vein removal. Nonsurgical treatment solutions mean you can make spider veins disappear and get back to your daily routine quickly.
If you live in or around Humble or Houston, Texas, and you’re ready to get rid of unsightly spider veins, you may want to consider sclerotherapy or VeinGogh™.
Sclerotherapy is a vein treatment that uses injections to make your spider veins close down. It’s an in-office procedure and there’s almost no downtime. During your sclerotherapy appointment, your vein specialist uses a tiny needle to inject a solution into your spider veins.
The solution irritates the vein and causes its lining to swell and stick together. The spider vein then becomes scar tissue over time, and fades from visibility under the surface of your skin. Sclerotherapy is a tried-and-true procedure that has been proven effective at fading spider veins for the last 90 years.
For most men and women, 50-80% of spider veins respond to the first injection. About 3-6 weeks after treatment, after the veins have had time to gradually disappear, they’ll no longer appear as obvious, or they may not be visible at all. Larger veins may take a few months to fade completely.
Most adults are good candidates for sclerotherapy. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, then you shouldn’t have this procedure until at least three months after you have your baby. Dr. Revana discusses concerns with you and recommends the best type of treatment for your spider veins based on your overall health.
VeinGogh is a medical device that the team at Humble Cardiology Associates uses to remove spider veins on your legs. This device works with all skin types, and like sclerotherapy, is minimally invasive. There’s no downtime and the procedure is fast and effective.
VeinGogh works best on thin, tangled, threadlike veins called “telangiectasia.” The system uses an advanced Microburst Technology to send pulses of energy below the surface of your skin and into spider veins. Results from VeinGogh treatments are instant, and you won’t have to wear compression stockings afterwards as is recommended with sclerotherapy.
Depending on the size of the treatment area, VeinGogh takes anywhere from a minute to 20-25 minutes.
Sclerotherapy and VeinGogh provide permanent removal of your existing spider veins, but that doesn’t mean new veins won’t appear in the future. Depending on where you’re prone to developing spider veins, you can take steps to prevent new ones from forming, such as wearing compression stockings or making lifestyle changes, including maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular exercise.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of spider veins on your face, legs, or other areas, give our friendly team a call at the Humble Cardiology Associates office nearest you. Or you can request an appointment through our online scheduler.