Spider veins may be caused by a problem that is more important than merely aesthetic, such as the malfunction of large veins, which cause a dysfunction in venous return. In this situation, unsightly spider veins are no longer just something that makes our legs ugly, they become a health issue that should be treated under the supervision of a phlebologist who will probably advise a study of the veins
Sclerotherapy and foam microinjections
The treatment of spider or varicose veins can be performed with laser or sclerotherapy, or with a combination of both if necessary.
The foam is a technique in which a sclerosing foam is used, also known as Foam, which is injected directly into the spider causing the air it contains to displace the blood and allow greater contact of the sclerosing agent with the tissue walls. It may also be the case that you need classic sclerotherapy, in which the sclerosing agent is injected in liquid and not foam form. The sclerosing agent is a chemical that has an irritating effect on the tissue of spider veins and varicose veins, causing them to fold up and disappear.
Is it effective?
It is really effective. We can say that 80 to 90% of patients obtain very satisfactory results.
It is about causing the reabsorption of the varicose vein through the heating that the laser produces in the hemoglobin. The number of sessions always depends on the state of the varicose veins and the duration is approximately 30 minutes.
The patient barely perceives the sensation of small pricks that are practically painless, since topical anesthesia is applied. It is a treatment that allows you to join the daily routine as soon as the session is over, although it will be necessary to wear a compression stocking for as long as the doctor indicates, as is the case with sclerotherapy.
Vascular laser is recommended for people with very marked or numerous varicose veins and can be combined with sclerotherapy if necessary.
What method to choose?
Both methods are very effective, although we must leave it to the doctor’s discretion which is the most convenient in each case or if it is advisable to combine both, always taking into account the characteristics of the varicose veins to be treated.
As we have already pointed out, it is not just an aesthetic issue. These treatments, alone or in combination, can also alleviate the feeling of tiredness and pain that these veins often cause in your legs.
Therefore, get down to business and do not wait for next year again. This is, without a doubt, the best time to treat your spider veins and varicose veins.