Do Spider Veins Go Away On Their Own?
If you have seen the appearance of spider veins, you may wonder how you can get rid of them. Unfortunately, spider veins rarely go away without treatment. Spider veins that occur during pregnancy may resolve afterward. In most other cases, the stretched, discolored veins will not return to normal. Fortunately, they respond very well to treatment by an experienced vein specialist like Dr. Schwartz.
How are Spider Veins Treated?
The appropriate treatment for your spider veins often depends on size and location. Since spider veins will never shrink back to normal size, treatment collapses the problem veins, so they will break down and fade away.
Spider veins on the legs are usually larger than those on the face. Sclerotherapy is the preferred treatment for this area. This treatment uses an FDA-approved sclerosing agent injected into the vein. This solution causes the walls of the vein to collapse, stopping blood flow. The body absorbs these veins over time to remove unsightly discoloration.
Topical Laser Treatment
Topical laser treatment can target the pigments in spider veins to help eliminate them without penetrating or damaging the skin. The pigment molecules absorb the laser energy and break apart so the body can eliminate them. This treatment is a complementary treatment to sclerotherapy, allowing Dr. Schwartz to target the tiniest spider veins that sclerotherapy can not effectively treat.
The VeinGogh treats the tiniest of spider veins, usually under 0.3 mm. It excels in treating spider veins on the face where sclerotherapy is not recommended. It uses a fiber about a hair’s thickness to transfer heat energy microbursts to the target veins. This microburst technology allows the heat to collapse the veins without harming the surrounding skin.
Will Spider Veins Come Back?
After your spider veins have been treated, those veins will not grow back. However, you can still develop new spider veins. You may have trouble avoiding some of the most common causes of spider veins. Heredity plays a substantial role, and if you have spider veins, you probably have family members who also have them. Hormones are also a significant factor. Women are more likely to develop spider veins, and hormonal changes like those during pregnancy increase the risk. A healthy lifestyle offers an excellent way to maintain healthy circulation. If you notice new spider veins, quick and convenient treatment can eliminate them.