Spider Vein Removal Treatment in Oakmont & Pittsburgh, PA
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For people who have developed spider veins, putting on a skirt or pair of shorts can be an ordeal. The spidery, red and blue capillaries can cause those who suffer with them to be embarrassed or self-conscious about their appearance, in addition to sometimes causing pain or discomfort. At Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh, we are proud to offer our patients comprehensive spider vein removal treatments that can help them feel more comfortable and confident.
Spider veins are dilated capillaries that can spread out like spiders’ legs across the surface of the skin. Most commonly found on the face and legs, spider veins are often dark blue or purple, making them stand out in stark contrast to a person’s skin. Spider veins are more common as we age and are more likely in patients who stand as a primary part of their job, because this causes increased pressure in the veins as they work to pump blood back up toward the heart. This makes spider veins a common problem for restaurant workers, teachers, and nurses. In addition to the unsightly appearance of spider veins, many patients also experience tiredness or swelling in the legs.
The board-certified physician at Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh can help patients with spider veins achieve freedom from any discomfort and healthier-looking legs that they can be confident in. We offer in-depth consultations that utilize ultrasound screening to determine the extent and severity of your spider veins, so that we can properly determine a personalized treatment protocol that will help you find the relief you deserve. If you are tired of hiding your legs or experiencing the heavy feeling of spider veins, it is time to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options.
Most often, patients who have spider veins will undergo a process called sclerotherapy in order to remove their spider veins and redirect their blood to healthier vessels. At Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh, we utilize ultrasound technology to ensure the efficacy of our sclerotherapy treatments. By using advanced imaging to guide our sclerotherapy procedures, we are able to ensure we offer our patients the most comprehensive spider vein treatment possible, often treating veins that are not yet obvious to the naked eye. Our doctors know how upsetting it can be to have a spider vein treatment, only to have new dysfunctional veins appear afterward. While it is always possible for spider veins to return, we strive to be as thorough as possible when performing a sclerotherapy procedure in order to offer our patients a better and more complete result.
During your sclerotherapy procedure, a medicated solution will be injected into your spider veins. This injection will cause the veins to clot and eventually seal shut. This will redirect the blood to healthier veins, improving circulation and helping your legs look and feel younger. Over time, the closed veins will be naturally removed from the body. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy procedures generally take anywhere from 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on the severity of your condition. Some patients with more extensive cases may require multiple treatments in order to attain optimum results. Following sclerotherapy, you will need to wear compression stocking for several days, however you are allowed to resume all of your normal activities as early as the following day.
If you are interested in spider vein removal, contact Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh today. We are conveniently located in nearby Oakmont, PA where our board-certified doctors are ready to help you find relief from your spider veins.