04.16.21 CVL Spider Veins

Warm Weather Leg Prep Time

We’ve all been living in sweatpants the past couple months, but springtime is here and the summer will be next. For many, this is a blissful time to soak up the sun and show off their legs, but for the thousands of people with superficial leg veins, also called spider veins, it can lead to anxiety or embarrassment. Thankfully, these blemishes can be treated easily and the beautiful results will be ready in time for all the outdoor activities the summer has in store!

Spider veins are a mysterious condition, as scientists aren’t entirely sure what causes them, and therefore, cannot definitively state how to prevent them. What the medical community does know is that they are more common in women than in men, they can be hereditary and typically they are neither painful nor harmful to your overall health. Most spider veins are merely a cosmetic annoyance that can easily be eliminated to boost your confidence and hem line!

The gold standard for spider vein treatment is sclerotherapy, where a provider injects the ugly spider vein with a solution that causes the vein to spasm and collapse, allowing the body to reabsorb the vessel over a few weeks. Spider veins gradually fade until they disappear from sight. Contrary to the way it sounds, sclerotherapy injections are well tolerated and cause little to no discomfort. Done with a tiny needle barely thicker than a hair, treatments typically take 15-30 minutes and there is no downtime. Compression hose are recommended for 12-24 hours for best results. At Capitol Vein & Laser, our sclerotherapy injectors have decades of experience and average 10 treatments a day, so you can trust your legs will always be in good hands.

Complimentary Cosmetic Treatment Consultations are available at Capitol Vein and Laser. Consultations are required before your first treatment to review your medical history, specifically as it pertains to allergies, current medications and recent conditions or illnesses. If underlying venous reflux is suspected at time of evaluation, it is possible a venous ultrasound will be ordered prior to treatment. Every step and recommendation will be discussed with you before intervention.

To see the dramatic results of sclerotherapy, as well as our other treatment options, visit our Before & After Gallery.

If spider veins are holding you back from wearing your favorite, shorts, skirts or dresses, please give us a call at 866-695-8346. We’ll be happy to help you find the best path forward!

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