Providing Treatments for Spider Veins in Sheboygan, WI

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Spider veins before sclerotherapy and 1 month after one session of sclerotherapy.  The limited brown pigment lines will disappear over time.

WHAT ARE SPIDER VEINS?

Vein problems cause the vessels to stretch or widen.  When the small vessels below the skin widen, they can be more easily seen.  The small red or purple vessels below the skin are called spider veins or telangiectasias.  These vessels can look like a bruise.  They often have no symptoms, but they can itch, burn or bleed.

WHAT CAUSES SPIDER VEINS?

You have a greater chance of having vein problems if you sit or stand all day. Other risk factors include being overweight, not getting enough exercise and leg trauma.   Vein problems tend to run in families.  Spider veins are very common with over half of Americans over age 40 having them.

HOW CAN I PREVENT SPIDER VEINS?

–  Maintain a nomal body weight

–  Get moving:  Walking is great exercise!  Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time.  If you must sit or stand think about moving the calf muscle to pump the blood.

–  Wear compression:  Compression stockings can be comfortable and look good.

–  Elevate your feet:  Get your feet above your heart several times a day

–  Wear sunscreen:  Spider veins will pigment darker with sun exposure

SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT?

Spider veins are best treated with sclerotherapy.  Sclerotherapy involves injecting a special chemical into the vein.  The injections are performed with a fine needle and are easily tolerated by most people.  The chemical causes the blood vessel to be inflamed. The inflammation causes the blood vessels to look red and angry post injection.  The inflammation also makes the walls of the blood vessel stick together.  The blood vessel will no longer hold blood.  Eventually, the blood vessel is absorbed by the body.  Multiple sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.

After the procedure you may experience itching.  You will wear a compression stocking for 3 – 7 days.  Your exercise routine will be limited for about a week.  Otherwise, you can expect to return to your normal routine immediately.

Lakeshore Veins offers a free screening appointment.  Call today to discuss your vein problem, 262 241-3999.