Spiders don’t have the greatest reputation among humans, and spider veins are just as notorious. When superficial blood vessels close to the surface of your skin become dilated, they quickly become visible as a web of blue and purple veins running across your legs. It’s incredibly common for women to suddenly notice spider veins as a result of pregnancy and aging, and though they aren’t harmful, they’re definitely an embarrassing nuisance. Luckily, a simple treatment called sclerotherapy can actually make spider veins disappear. Read More
Most women don’t think twice about spider veins until they look down to see the unmistakable blue-purple lines running across their legs. Unfortunately, age has a tendency to bring this issue to the surface, literally, due to dilated superficial blood vessels that become too visible. The good news is that, thanks to modern technology, you aren’t stuck with your spider veins! Sclerotherapy is a quick and simple treatment that will make your spider veins disappear and restore your confidence to wear shorts and skirts. Read More
The discovery of spider veins is never a welcome realization for any woman. Though the small, thin blue blood vessels are harmless, they could indicate poor circulation and possibly the formation of varicose veins (the ropey, blood-pooled veins that protrude from the legs). Read More
Summer is officially here, and that means only one thing; it’s time to slip into your shorts, whip out the sandals and show some leg in that bikini! For those who have naturally perfect legs, this obviously poses no problems at all. However, for the rest of us mere mortals, the prospect of exposing our legs to the world is enough to send shivers down the spine. Read More
Vein problems are very common in the US. In fact, around 50% of women suffer from some sort of vein problem, and over half of all sufferers are over the age of 50.
Spider veins are one of the most common forms of unsightly vein. They’re smaller than varicose veins and are also closer to the surface. Spider veins are generally fairly noticeable, as they’re red or blue in color. The reason for their name is largely due to their appearance, which looks a little like a spider’s web. Common locations for spider veins include the legs and face. Read More
If you’re suffering from varicose or spider veins, you’re not alone. In the United States alone, 80 million people have some occurrence of varicose veins. And with summer right around the corner, if you have them, NOW is the time to do something about them!
Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Are Not Just A Vanity Issue
Most people think of varicose veins as a cosmetic concern, but they can lead to other, more serious problems. For example, when blood pools in the vein, it can clot. This can cause phlebitis, a superficial clot that can be painful, but usually not life threatening.
Spider veins are often associated with varicose veins, and can be an early indication of a problem. They appear just under the surface of the skin as a collection of broken capillaries and tiny blood vessels that are often visible on the face, legs or ankles with a web-like appearance.
But if a clot in a superficial (close to the skin) vein grows, it can move into a deep vein. People with superficial phlebitis have a 20 to 40 percent chance of having a deep vein clot at the same time. Such a clot, also known as deep vein thrombosis, can break loose and move through the bloodstream to the lung, where it can cause a sudden, potentially life-threatening blockage.
Before such problems can arise, clots can be identified through ultrasound and then treated, typically with blood thinners.
Varicose veins are also sometimes the first stage of a more serious, progressive condition. In some people, what starts as varicose veins may progress to swelling in the legs.
What factors put me at risk for varicose veins and spider veins?
Many factors increase a person’s chances of developing varicose or spider veins. These include:
- Increasing age;
- Medical history;
- Lack of movement;
- Hormonal changes;
- Sun exposure;
Eliminating the Problem Before It Gets Worse
Treating varicose veins often begins with the use of compression stockings, which gently squeeze your legs to promote blood flow. In some cases, the stockings do the trick.
But some patients with small or medium-sized varicose veins may opt for sclerotherapy, a procedure in which your doctor injects a solution that irritates the vein lining, causing it to scar and close. After a few weeks, the treated veins will fade from view, though the treatment is sometimes repeated to achieve the desired cosmetic result.
Sclerotherapy is safe, painless and fast, with sessions that normally last only 15 to 30 minutes. There is also no downtime so you can go right back to your normal activities.
(Note: Ideally the patient who chooses sclerotherapy should be healthy and should be non-smokers. This procedure is not preformed on pregnant women.)
Prepare yourself for summer and enjoy legs that are dramatically healthier-looking and youthful with professional spider vein removal. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation and book an appointment online.
It’s certainly winter coat weather right now in Kansas, but before you know it, the sunshine and warm weather will arrive, bringing with it flirty spring fashion, skirts, and shorts! Most women look forward to spring and summer with eager anticipation, but for those with unsightly spider veins on their legs, putting on a sundress or a bathing suit is the last thing they want to do.
At Midwest Medical, we currently offer sclerotherapy for patients with spider veins and reticular veins. Spider veins can form due to genetic predisposition and pressure resulting from pregnancy, obesity, or long periods of sitting or standing, and the best and only way remove and reduce spider veins is professional sclerotherapy.
This form of spider vein removal utilizes tiny needles to inject sclerosing agents into the body that will dissolve, collapse, and fade the telltale signs of spider veins. Each spider vein removal treatment only takes only 30 to 60 minutes and is relatively painless. The number of treatments required will depend on your individual situation; most cases require multiple treatments.
And when your treatment is finished, you can go right back to what you were doing!
Sclerotherapy does not require any recovery period. You’ll be able to walk immediately, drive yourself home and resume your regular activities after the treatment!
And if you really want to kick your legs up another notch this summer, here are some
Walk daily. This is the simplest exercise for legs. Use a step counter; you should try to walk about 10,000 steps each day.
Go running. Running will use more energy and in turn help burn fat. Try to do this at least three times per week.
Use a stationary bike or go biking. Bike riding provide a shockingly high caloric burn of about 500-600 calories an hour, making it one of the best exercise for reducing body fat.
Do a simple floor exercise. Lay flat on your back with your legs on the floor. Put your arms out beside you on the floor. Bring your knee up to where the highest part of your profile is. Then, with your other leg, kick it as high as it will go. Return it to the floor. Do sets of 60.
Try leg rolls. Lie on your right side and place your left arm on the floor in front of you. Raise your left leg at hip level. Pretend your leg is in a barrel and with your toes, lead the rest of your leg to trace the inside of the barrel. Do sets of 60.
Now is the absolute best time of year to seek sclerotherapy, as patients must wear compression stockings for two weeks after a treatment to attain the best results. Prepare yourself for summer and enjoy legs that are dramatically healthier-looking and youthful with professional spider vein removal. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation.
Summer and warmer weather is lurking right around the corner, bringing with it flirty spring fashion, skirts, bathing suits and shorts! Most women look forward to spring and summer with eager anticipation, but for those ladies with unsightly spider veins on their legs, putting on a sundress is the last thing they want to do.
So what can women do about their spider veins other than hide their figure in pants all year long? At Midwest Medical, we currently offer sclerotherapy for our patients with spider veins and reticular veins. Spider veins can form due to genetic predisposition and pressure resulting from pregnancy, obesity, or long periods of sitting or standing.
The best and only way remove and reduce spider veins is professional sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy (pronounced sk-lair- o-therapy) is one of the most common, safe, and effective methods for treating unwanted, abnormal veins on the legs. The treatment involves the injection of a small amount of a solution into the leg veins.
Every patient is different, but several dozen injections are usually needed for each leg. Once injected, these solutions (a salt water solution, a detergent, or glycerin) mildly irritate the inside of the vessel.
After injections are completed, compression dressings and stockings are applied. Over the next several weeks, the small veins will collapse and usually leave no marks. Each sclerotherapy session is approximately 30 minutes, allowing for injections as well as dressing application.
The side effects of Sclerotherapy are mild and temporary, generally limited to short-time swelling, redness, and bruising (which is quite rare). Although sclerotherapy generally does not require any recovery time, it is advisable to avoid activities that may lead to dilation of veins and blood stagnation, such as heavy lifting, strenuous exercise or hot baths.
You are encouraged to walk to speed up the circulation in the legs and enhance the safety of the procedure. Why worry about spider veins when the solution is quick and easy so you Look Your Best this summer.
Don’t wait – take advantage of our May special now!
This month only you can get a sclerotherapy for Spider Veins treatment at a special price of $200 – and that’s $75 off our regular price, saving you almost 30%!
Don’t be the only one at the 4th of July party who’s wearing long pants! Prepare your skin for summer and enjoy legs that are dramatically healthier-looking and youthful with professional spider vein removal.
Call today for your complimentary consultation so you can face the summer confidently!