Are you bothered by the presence of spider veins? These annoying blood vessels may not cause any symptoms, but if you are suffering from them you are probably wondering if you would make a good candidate for spider veins treatment.
Spider veins are a type of varicose vein that occur most frequently in those who are overweight or elderly. They do not normally cause symptoms but are usually considered to hinder aesthetics. The spider vein is typically much smaller than a varicose vein and has a trademark spider-web appearance.
A vein that is functioning normally will allow blood to flow in only one direction: back to the heart. Once this blood reaches the heart, it is re-oxygenated and sent back throughout the body. Some veins can become dysfunctional and allow blood to flow back into them. This leads to their well-known twisted and ropey appearance. Spider veins are quite a bit smaller, and can even be the width of a single blood cell.
Sclerotherapy is an older spider veins treatment that has been around for a few decades. Although it is not a modern technique, it is still used frequently for treating spider veins. We use a sclerosing solution that is injected into the affected vein, causing its walls to collapse. This leads to the absorption of the dysfunctional vein and the rerouting of the blood that once flowed through it into nearby blood vessels that are functioning normally.
To learn if you would make a good candidate for spider veins treatment, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Elite Vein & Hair Restoration. At our convenient locations in Dearborn and Canton, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!