One of the best Spider Vein Removal Treatment Centers
There’s nothing like those unsightly spider veins that signal the ticking of your biological clock. They can be embarrassing and can limit your wardrobe options, they can take a toll on your confidence and more.
Spider Vein Removal at Doctors Best Health is performed via Sclerotherapy. This is a medical procedure proven to remove varicose and spider veins with injections into the veins. The procedure involves the injection of a salt solution That irritates the blood vessel lining, causing it to collapse and clot. Over time, that blood vessel becomes scar tissue and eventually fades.
Spider Vein Removal Procedure
The salt solution injection used in sclerotherapy is administered into the vein with a very fine needle. This can cause mild discomfort and cramping for up to 2 minutes, especially if the vein that was injected is large; the whole process takes between 15 to 30 minutes.
Does it Work?
Most Spider Vein Removal patients are able to successfully eliminate their spider and/or varicose veins! While some remain unaffected after the procedure, there are workarounds should this be the case. Most of the injected veins can be removed with each session of sclerotherapy.
Side Effects of Spider Vein Removal
In some patients, Sclerotherapy can cause produce certain side effects such as itching that lasts 1-2 days after procedure. Also, redness at the injection sites, although these normally disappear within days. Bruising may also appear around the injection site, lasting from a few days to some weeks, at most. Other moderate side effects include:
- hard and lumpy veins- takes months to fade.
- Neovascularization or the development of small new blood vessels at the injection sites. These appear within days or weeks of the treatment and go away between 3-12 months without needing more treatment.
- More severe bruising, spots, redness or brown lines at the vein sites; usually disappears after 3-6 months, but in some cases, do not go Ulcers form at the injection sites
- Sudden leg swelling
- Inflammation within 5 inches of the groin area
Many of the symptoms are attributed to allergic reactions to the fluid in the injection. These reactions are rarely serious and are also rare. You should contact us at Doctors Best Health if they do occur so we can guide you on next steps. These reactions are rarely serious, but you should still contact your doctor if they occur. People with a history of allergies may be more susceptible; the best way to gauge it is to test the fluids out on the small area first.
Prepping for Spider Vein Removal
Avoid certain medications such as over the counter drugs, dietary supplements, and herbs.) If you must use antibiotics leading up to the therapy, that should be discussed in the consultation with our team as well as with your primary doctor. No Lotions and creams application to the legs/veins before the procedure.
We recommend not taking Advil, Nuprin, ibuprofen, aspirin, and Motrin as they work as blood thinners and anti-inflammatories; they cannot be used 48-72 hours prior to the sclerotherapy therapy. The exception here is Tylenol is the exception as it normally does not affect this. Aerobic activity is not to be engaged in during the days leading up to the procedure.
Spider Vein Removal/Sclerotherapy is administered by the team at Doctors Best Health, led by Dr. Val.
Post-Spider Vein Removal Advisory
After the sclerotherapy, you will be able to drive yourself home and resume normal everyday activities. You will need compression hosiery; normal hosiery won’t be enough, it will need to be specially designed compression stockings, made to provide support. Following the injections, patients should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory or blood thinning drugs for at least 48 hours. If necessary, Tylenol is safe to use.
- Also, avoid the following after Spider Vein Removal:
- Hot baths and compresses
- Saunas, whirlpools or hot tubs
- Direct sunlight exposure
Normal showers are fine, but the water should be cooler than it normally is (if you’re the type to take warmly to hot showers.) The Injection sites can be washed with mild soap and tepid water.
Will your Insurance Coverage Cover Spider Vein Removal?
This is a case by case issue- For example, if varicose veins have cause medical problems such as chronic swelling or pain, your insurance could reimburse you for the treatment. For purely cosmetic cases, most insurance won’t cover it. At the end of the day, it depends on your policy, so it’s best to discuss this with your doctor and your insurance. In some cases, a letter from the doctor citing your need for the procedure may be required.
Who is a Candidate for Spider Vein Removal?
All potential patients should consult with their doctor first before moving ahead with sclerotherapy.
Do not proceed with the procedure
Taking birth control
Won’t affect the procedure
Had a blood clot in the past
It depends on your individual case and the health of the area in which you wish to receive treatment.
Veins that may be used for heart bypass surgery veins many times won’t be used for this.