Vein Issues Don’t have to Put a Damper on your Summer Fun
- Posted on: Mar 30 2018
The season of shorts and tank tops is just around the corner. It is this realization that may send some people to the gym a few extra times a week. It is also a realization that can cause shudders of panic. If your spider veins or varicose veins have worsened over the winter months, you may know exactly what we’re talking about. As a Columbia vein specialist, Dr. Reynolds is familiar with the concerns that patients face. For that reason, we want to point out a few of the ways that problem veins can be treated now, so your summer is filled with confidence.
It’s Not Just about Symptoms
There are several ways to decrease the overall symptomology of varicose veins. When they ache and burn, patients are encouraged to wear compression stockings or rest with their legs elevated. Avoiding hot tubs and saunas is another recommendation, although one that doesn’t seem very fun. While we cannot argue that varicose veins can be uncomfortable and that reducing discomfort is important, we also know that the cosmetic impact of both spider veins and varicose veins can be incredibly detrimental on an emotional level. That’s why we offer free vein screenings and multiple treatment options to improve the appearance of the legs.
- Sclerotherapy is one of the most common and gentle ways to treat spider veins and varicose veins. This office treatment involves injecting a sclerosing medication into the veins. Not to worry; this doesn’t hurt because we use a tiny needle. Depending on the size of spider vein clusters or varicose veins, and the number of veins treated, results may gradually appear over as little as 3 to 6 weeks or as long as several months.
- Endovenous thermal ablation is a technique that may be well suited to larger varicose veins. This procedure involves the insertion of a small tube into the vein and gentle heating of the vein to promote closure. Mild bruising may be noticed for up to four weeks.
- Venaseal is an innovative treatment that closes veins with FDA-approved medical adhesive. This treatment process is comfortable and provides noticeable results right away because the adhesive immediately closes the vein.
We love helping patients feel more comfortable and confident. Learn more about the vein treatments available from your Columbia, SC vein specialist. Call The Vein Clinic in Columbia at (803) 253-8667.
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