Treating spider veins is often easier and quicker than varicose veins. Before opting for skincare treatment it is necessary for a patient to know and understand the difference between varicose veins and spider veins. The causes of both these venous disorders are the same but symptoms and treatment are different. Karishma Vein Clinic takes complete care of guiding you for the right treatment with accurate diagnosis.
Weakening of valves in leg veins are a major cause of varicose and spider veins. However, their appearance is different, and it is easy to recognize this difference. Spider veins are much smaller in size as compared to varicose veins. The diameter of spider veins is only about 1-3 mm, and it appears in a smaller area of the leg just underneath the skin surface. The veins are very thin and generally shaped like a spider web whereas varicose veins are bulky, large and entangled with each other like a rope. Spider veins are purple, blue or red in color. By using state-of-art medical equipments and advance medical procedures Spider vein treatment in Pune is offered at Karishma Vein Clinic as an easy, quick and least painful option.
Laser treatments for spider veins are performed using the latest laser machines like Pulsed Dye Laser, Diode Nd Yag and the Intense Pulsed Light machines. The laser technique sends pulses of light through the skin onto the vein without incision. Selective photo thermolysis takes places and the vein slowly fades and disappears. Laser treatments last for 15 to 20 minutes. Generally, 2 to 5 sessions are needed to remove spider veins. You can return to normal activity right after this treatment. Laser therapy isn’t usually effective for varicose veins larger than 3mm.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment with the help of injections. Since a needle is used, this is not a completely painless procedure, but of course, it is far better than surgery. It is a systematic treatment for treating small reticulate veins that feed spider veins. These reticular veins also feed varicose veins that remain after endovenous laser treatment. Furthermore, patients having perforator veins that cause a skin ulcer opt for Sclerotherapy.
During the Sclerotherapy procedure, foamed sclerosant is injected into a vein with the help of ultrasound guidance of visually. As soon as the foam in injected the lining of the veins swells and eventually seals the lumen of the vein. After Sclerotherapy, the veins usually fade away in few weeks. This procedure takes 3 to 5 weeks and sometime staining or brown discoloration on skin is possible, which is the side effect of Sclerotherapy. However, it generally disappears in six months or more in most cases.