Stop being Scared of Spider Veins: How We Prevent and Treat Them
Spider veins are the networks of blue, red and purple lines that appear on the surface of the skin. These vein patterns may be the result of venous insufficiency, but they can also be caused by hormonal changes and even sun exposure. While spider veins tend to be unsightly, they are rarely a major medical concern. For those who wish to eliminate these unattractive vein networks, there are a number of excellent options available today.
Preventing Spider Veins
Sometimes the best way to treat spider veins is to stop them before they begin. Prevention may include:
• Wearing sunscreen whenever outdoors to limit sun exposure on the skin
• Daily exercise to increase healthy blood flow and vein strength
• Maintaining a healthy weight to avoid too much pressure on the veins
• Elevating legs at the end of the day to promote good blood flow
• Avoid wearing tight clothing that restricts blood flow to the legs
While these steps do not guarantee you will never develop spider or varicose veins, they can reduce your odds for these conditions. If you do begin to see spider veins appear despite your best efforts, there are effective treatment options available.
Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan now offers VeinGogh, an innovative procedure that effectively eliminates the appearance of spider veins. This non-invasive procedure utilizes electrical energy to destroy spider veins located close to the skin’s surface. Damaged veins seal shut and are eventually reabsorbed by the body. Blood flow is rerouted through healthy veins nearby.
The device uses a tiny probe to direct electrical energy right to the affected vein. Fixed energy emitted by the VeinGogh device allows for full elimination of the affected veins without damaging surrounding tissue. In addition to treating networks of spider veins, the procedure can be used to eliminate cherry angiomas and capillary clusters.
VeinGogh can be completed in the Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan office in 30 minutes or less. Patients experience little discomfort during or after the procedure, and most can return to normal activities immediately after. The results of VeinGogh are apparent right after the procedure is complete, and continue to improve in the days following treatment. The procedure can be used on nearly any area of the body where spider veins or other imperfections might appear.
VeinGogh is a fast, easy treatment for the elimination of unsightly spider veins. For more information about this innovative treatment, contact the staff at Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan today.