Are There Side Effects from Spider Vein Treatment?

If you have spider veins and you don’t like how they look, there’s no need to be distressed, because they can be easily treated. Although there are no health risks associated with spider veins, chances are you would be happy to get rid of them for good. But are there any side effects from spider vein treatment.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins (telangiectasias) are thin, web-like veins that typically appear on the face, legs, or feet, and may be purple, red, or blue in color.

Treatment for spider veins

There are multiple treatment options available for spider veins, but sclerotherapy is one of the most popular choices.

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the use of a sclerosing agent that is injected directly into the problematic veins. The solution closes off the vein, and after this the blood is redirected through healthy veins. The treated veins will eventually fade from view within a few weeks or months.

Are there any side-effects from spider vein treatment?

There may be some mild side-effects after sclerotherapy treatment. The injection site is normally red and somewhat itchy for a few hours. There may also be some temporary swelling as well as discoloration caused by blood that is trapped in the vein when it closes. The trapped blood can be easily drained away by the doctor during a follow-up visit.

There is no downtime after sclerotherapy, so patients are able to resume normal activities immediately.

Are you ready to get your spider veins treated? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe, NM areas, Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is our featured practice.

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