It is summer and you are concerned about wearing shorts and swimsuits because your veins are unattractive.  You deserve to know about some treatments that offer the perfect solution to clearing your skin of both varicose and spider veins.

Spider veins form just beneath the skin.  Often they radiate out from a central point, giving them the shape of a web.  Varicose veins are larger veins that can be painful as well as unattractive.  Over eighty million Americans suffer from varicose and spider vein discomfort.

The treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy injections and many of these can be treated in as little as half an hour.  Treatment for varicose veins is endovenous laser ablation.  Depending on the number of veins that need to be treated this too can be done in as little as an hour.  Both treatments depend on the size of the area and the number of veins to be treated.

Down time is minimal and you can leave and drive home or resume work after your treatment.  You will be wearing shorts and swimsuits within days.



Before undergoing a vein procedure like EVLA or sclerotherapy injections, the patient has a thorough history and physical examination.  If varicose veins or spider veins are detected on the exam, further investigation is warranted with a non-invasive imaging scan called a duplex ultrasound study.  Blood tests may or may not be ordered as well.  Your physician will consider all this information before recommending which vein treatments you should undergo.

If you are going to have EVLA or foam sclerotherapy, make sure you eat a good breakfast, drink lots of fluids and stay warm before you arrive.  If you are dehydrated, it is more difficult to visualize your veins with ultrasound and it is more likely that you will experience dizziness during your treatment.


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Dr. Robin Fleck is a board-certified specialist in Prescott, Arizona. She and her staff at Vein Specialties are dedicated to the delivery of individualized, quality care to each patient. Vein Specialties provides comprehensive and superior, yet affordable care to ensure that your leg vein problems are resolved. Whether you are suffering from varicose veins, spider veins or leg ulcers, you can be assured that you are in good hands at Vein Specialties in Prescott, Arizona.