Although spider veins are extremely common, many people still wonder about them. What are they? How did I get them? How can I remove them? If you are a resident of OKC with spider veins, you are going to need some good information about your spider vein treatment options.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are a smaller version of varicose veins. Veins are blood vessels that deliver blood back to your heart once it has been moved throughout your body. A vein that is functioning correctly will have a special valve that only allows blood to move in one direction. For reasons that are not always known, some veins develop faulty valves that allow blood to pool into the dysfunctional blood vessel. This backlog of blood is what creates the characteristic twisted and ropey appearance of a varicose vein.
A spider vein is much smaller than a varicose vein. It also has a different appearance. Spider veins tend to be branched or weblike, in contrast to regular varicose veins that are typically twisted or ropey in appearance. Spider veins are also red or purple in color, while varicose veins are usually green or blue.
No matter what caused them or how they appear, if you have spider veins, you probably want them removed. They may not even cause any symptoms. Moat spider veins do not. However, for most people, they represent a cosmetic complaint that needs to be addressed.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an older spider vein treatment that is still used widely today because it is very safe and effective. During your treatment in OKC, we inject the dysfunctional vein with a special solution that causes the collapse of the vein walls. Once the vein is destroyed, your body will safely absorb it and reroute its blood into nearby blood vessels that are functioning correctly.
If you are ready to say goodbye to spider veins with a spider vein treatment in OKC, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Jon Ric International Health and Wellness. At our convenient location in Edmond, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!