Spider Veins Vs. Varicose Veins
Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, are tiny visible vessels just underneath the skin. They develop most commonly on the face and legs. Varicose veins are distended veins beneath the skin. They may appear as bluish bumps and often cause discomfort. Those with unsightly varicose veins and aching pain often choose to have surgery to remove their varicose veins. Varicose veins are veins that are no longer functional, and their presence is not missed by the body. Ask your general surgeon about varicose vein treatment. If you have both varicose and spider veins, your varicose veins must be treated first. Treating spider veins first is generally futile because, in the presence of varicose veins, they are bound to return soon.
Treatment Choices For Spider Veins Of The Legs
The two options for spider vein treatment are sclerotherapy and laser. They can be employed independently or in combination.
Important Facts About The Safety And Risks Of Spider Vein Treatment
The decision to have spider vein treatment is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.
Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo, the alternatives and the most likely risks and potential complications.
Preparing For Surgery
Prior to your procedure, you may be asked to: -
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
Special instructions you receive will cover: -
- What to do on the day of treatment
- Care and follow-up
Where Will My Procedure Be Performed?
Spider vein treatment is usually performed in your plastic surgeon’s office.
After your treatment, you may be instructed to wear support hose to help your legs heal. You may feel some cramping in your legs for the first day or two after treatment. This discomfort is temporary and usually doesn’t require prescription medication.
Some Of The Risks Include: -
- Unfavorable scarring
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Poor healing of injection sites
- Change in skin sensation
- Damage to deeper structures — such as nerves, blood vessels and muscles — can occur and may be temporary or permanent
- Allergies to tape, suture materials and glues, blood products, topical preparations or injected agents
- Skin contour irregularities
- Skin discoloration and swelling
- Skin sensitivity
- Pain, which may persist
- Possibility of revisional surgery
- Need for further injection therapy
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