Spider veins are the end result of abnormal vein circulation. Not only are they unsightly but they can be associated with burning, stinging, itching, tenderness and pain. To ensure successful elimination of the spider veins, it is necessary to treat the veins feeding into the spider veins. This ensures that the abnormal high pressure is turned off and treatments are successful. To treat the feeder veins, it is often necessary to close down the larger veins with laser ablation and the veins under the skin with ultrasound guided injections. When these feeder veins are adequately treated, spider veins begin to close down. The final closure of the spider veins occurs during follow up treatments with direct injection into the tiny spider veins. Before spider vein treatments, we recommend evaluation with a screening unless an ultrasound has already been performed.
Treating the spider veins results in resolution of symptoms such as burning, stinging, itching, tenderness and pain. Most people note that their legs do feel better. People feel liberated when they see that their legs look normal again. Self-confidence improves, wardrobe options expand, people increase activities requiring shorts . People are always pleased to look at normal and healthy appearing legs and love the appearance as the unsightly veins disappear.