You may think it’s never a good time to face your spider veins, but winter is actually the best time!
Radiance offers two options for spider vein treatment, depending on their size and location.
Sclerotherapy: Injections of a chemical sclerosing agent used to shut down the affected veins.
Laser Vein Treatment: Pulsed light energy to shut down the affected veins.
Most patients respond well to treatment, but you may experience some swelling or bruising. Ice or oral pain medications can help with this. You will need to wear a compression garment around the area for several days, so the cooler months are the best time for spider vein treatment. You will have brand-new lovely legs long before it’s time to put the summer shorts back on!
Still not ready? Try to avoid exacerbating your spider veins and developing new ones by practicing some good habits. Avoid positions that put extra weight on your legs, such as crossing your legs or kneeling on the floor. As always: Exercise, exercise, exercise! You don’t want to let blood pool in your lower legs. You might even rest with your legs up above your head to get some relief at the end of a day on your feet. If you must stand for long periods, wear support hose. They work to gently reduce the swelling and pain you will feel after hours on tired legs. If you find yourself sitting for long periods of time, set a timer to remind yourself to get up and walk a bit. And as we all should, avoid a diet high in sugar, salt, alcohol, and processed foods.
Let’s take aim at those veins!
Call 281-370-4700. And remember, there’s no time like the COLD time!