When veins become warped, twisted, or dilated they often become visible through the skin. These exposed veins typically appear on a person’s face or legs and look like red, blue, or purple spider webs. If you haven’t guessed already, we’re talking about spider veins. Although they rarely pose a serious health concern, spider veins quite unsightly. Thankfully, when working with a vein specialist, it’s possible to reduce or eliminate spider veins. Below are some things you can expect from Salt Lake City spider vein treatment appointments.
Your first appointment with a vein specialist will be much like any other appointment for medical concerns. The specialist will ask you a series of questions about your symptoms such as what they are, how long you’ve experienced them, and any prior treatments you’ve had. Once you’ve answered a few questions, the specialist will physically examine your spider veins. Depending on what the specialist finds, they may order additional diagnostic testing.
The most common and likely treatment that you’ll receive for spider veins is called sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is typically performed right in the vein specialist’s office. When you undergo treatment, the specialist will use an incredibly fine pointed syringe to inject medication into your spider veins which causes them to disintegrate. You’ll remain awake during the treatment and won’t require any numbing due to the fineness and precision of the syringe. The best part of the procedure; there’s almost no recovery time. Right away, you will be able to return to your normal living.
Follow up appointments:
It may take several weeks for spider veins to disappear. In the case of larger veins, several months and multiple treatments may be needed. After your treatment, the specialist will likely schedule a follow-up appointment about a month later. The follow-up appointment is primarily used to determine the success of the procedure and determine if additional treatments are needed.
In most scenarios, spider veins don’t pose any serious health risks. Some people with spider veins in Utah do experience numbness, discomfort, or mild pain. However, the most common reason people choose to treat spider veins is to restore their appearance, which is perfectly valid. We all want to feel comfortable and confident in our appearance; unfortunately, spider veins make that problematic. If you have spider veins and have ever considered getting them treated, consult a vein specialist. You’ll find that eliminating spider veins is easier than you think.