Spider Vein Treatments
Spider veins are a common problem in men and women in the legs and feet. While most instances of these unsightly offenders are not threatening, there are times when they can lead to serious complications. To that end, the Academy of Podiatry offers professional varicose and spider vein treatments in Bethel Park, Pittsburgh, and White Oak. We’re here to help you manage these veins (and their side effects) safely and effectively.
Spider Veins & Varicose Veins: Know the Difference
Though the treatment process is similar for both, spider veins and varicose veins have very different presentations. Varicose veins, for example, are large, swollen veins that stand out from the surface of the leg. Spider veins, on the other hand, are much smaller and present as blue, red, and purple vessels below the surface of the skin. Both are generally caused by genetics, frequent standing, pregnancy and obesity.
Learn About Sclerotherapy
Since the 1930s, physicians have used sclerotherapy, a nonsurgical spider vein treatment, to treat problematic veins. It involves the injection of special detergent solution, which should gradually cause your varicose or spider veins to disappear over time. Our physicians use Asclera (polidocanol).
Sclerotherapy is the perfect noninvasive alternative to treatments that involve surgery or other unsavory options. Best of all, there’s no downtime involved! In 15 to 30 minutes, you’ll be able to say goodbye to eyesores around your feet and legs.
Contact us today to request more information about varicose and spider vein treatments available at our clinics. We serve residents of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, as well as those in White Oak and Pittsburgh.