Spider veins are delicate patterns or fine lines that form on the skin due to widened blood vessels. The condition is medically known as telangiectasia. Spider veins are red, purple or blue and can occur anywhere on the skin, but they commonly appear on the face, fingers, and legs.
If you have spider veins and wish to treat the condition, contact Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas to know more about your treatment options. Dr. Mobolaji Opeola, the clinic’s medical director, is an expert in treating various skin conditions including spider veins. Schedule your appointment today!
What are the Causes and Symptoms of Spider Veins?
Spider veins appear when the tiny blood vessels in the body widen. The veins can become enlarged due to several reasons such as aging, genetics, obesity, or skin conditions such as rosacea. Other reasons can be prolonged standing, hormone therapy, injuries, excessive sun exposure, and pregnancy. Women are more at risk of developing spider veins compared to men.
Spider veins are recognizable by their characteristic web-like appearance. The symptoms can be pain, itching, or a burning sensation upon extended periods of standing or sitting.
What are the Treatment Options for Spider Veins?
Spider veins can affect your appearance. Even if you don’t experience any uncomfortable symptoms from the condition, the presence of red marks on the face and the body can adversely affect your confidence. Fortunately, useful treatment options for spider veins are available.
One of the most effective treatment options for spider veins is sclerotherapy. The procedure involves injecting of a particular solution inside the problematic veins. The process causes the veins to close off and collapse. The blood then flows through healthy veins and gradually the colored marks fade away.
Sclerotherapy doesn’t require the use of anesthesia. Our doctor will determine the number of treatment sessions based on your condition. Once the treatment is complete and takes effect, your skin will clear up and be youthful again.
Are there Any Considerations before Undertaking Treatment for Spider Veins?
Discuss your spider veins treatment options with our doctor. Our staff of specialists can guide you about the best option for you based on the severity of your condition and your expectations from the treatment. Call us today at Westover Hills Dermatology to schedule a consultation for treating your spider veins. Dr. Opeola or a member of the clinic’s staff can tell you more about the best spider vein treatment procedure for you.