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Spider vein removal before and after treatment

Jan 06, 2020
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What do I need to do before and after spider vein treatment? Tips from a leading vein doctor

Spider vein removal is a fairly simple process, provided you get the right sort of treatment. To maximize your chances of a successful, permanent cure, here are a few tips that you need to follow before and after your spider vein removal.

Before and after spider vein removal: Things to know before the procedure

Spider vein treatment does not require lengthy tests or admissions before treatment. However, before you commit to spider vein removal at a vein clinic, ensure that you are getting optimal treatment! You can do this by checking on two things:

Discuss the benefits of your particular mode of treatment with the vein doctor

It always helps to know the exact treatment procedure beforehand, so that you know what to expect. In general, your vein doctor will advise one of two treatment options – sclerotherapy or laser vein removal. Sclerotherapy is a more effective solution for spider veins, and should always be the first choice. In this technique, a medicated solution (called sclerosant) is injected, using really tiny needles, into the individual spider veins. The sclerosant is supposed to irritate the interior of the veins, causing then to become sticky and seal off. The blocked up vein eventually shrinks and disappears within a month. This usually requires only a single sitting, and offers a permanent cure for spider veins.

Occasionally, however, your vein doctor may hesitate to use sclerotherapy. This is usually when the spider veins are located in the feet or on your face. The sin over these areas is delicate, and the sclerosant may cause untoward reactions. If the spider veins are too close to the veins communicating with the eye or brain, the vein doctor may not want the sclerosant solution getting into these areas. In such cases, laser treatment is a better option. This involves shining a laser light (or a blue light) onto the skin over the spider veins. The laser energy penetrates the skin and heats up the spider veins, causing them to shrink. The veins will not, however, disappear after a single sitting, unlike sclerotherapy. You will need three to four treatment sessions for more effective results. So be sure to discuss the risks and benefits of each of these procedures, before you go ahead with treatment.

Ask your vein doctor to screen you for other vein conditions

Spider veins do not usually exist in isolation; they may be associated with varicose veins as well. In fact, both varicose veins and spider veins arise secondary to a vein condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVS). This is a disease of the larger veins of the leg, which fail to transport blood back efficiently to the heart. Blood instead flows in the wrong direction, and accumulates in the legs increasing vein pressure. The excess pressure forces the formation of new, unhealthy veins, which preset as spider veins and varicose veins. If you get only your spider veins treated, without getting treatment for CVS, they are liable to recur again. So ask your vein doctor to screen for CVS, and get that treated separately if you need to.

 

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Before and after spider vein removal: What to do after the procedure

Spider vein treatment is a quick procedure and usually takes less than an hour. It requires practically no recovery time and you can get back to your normal routine almost immediately. However, there are a few things you need to remember for after the procedure.

Start walking immediately: When you walk, the blood circulation in your legs improves, and the blood moves out of the spider veins faster. This will speed up the healing process.

Wear compression stockings: Compression stockings serve two purposes. Firstly, they apply pressure on the treated veins, making sure they stay sealed. Secondly, they reduce swelling and bruising that can occur as a result of treatment. You should always use custom fitted compression stockings that have been prescribed by your vein doctor; they apply more pressure and are more effective than over the counter stockings.

Avoid sun exposure: Exposing the treated area to sunlight can increase the risk of hyperpigmentation. Avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight for at least three weeks, and use a proper sunscreen that has SPF60 at the minimum.

VTC: Providing one-on-one, exemplary care before, during, and after your spider vein treatment

The Vein Treatment Clinic provides state of the art, personalized care for your spider veins. When you visit VTC for spider vein removal, our team will assist you through the process.

At your initial visit, our nurse will take down a detailed medical history and ask you about any symptoms you may have had in connection with vein disease

You will then receive a consultation from our top team of vein doctors. Our vein specialists are all highly skilled, board certified physicians who are committed to providing compete comprehensive care for all vein conditions.

After examining your spider veins, our vein doctors may request a duplex ultrasound to screen for CVS. Depending on the results, you will be provided with a customized treatment plan that is designed to completely eliminate all of your vein problems! You can then schedule an appointment to get your veins treated.

After the procedure, the vein doctor and nursing staff will give you detailed instructions on aftercare and follow up. We will check in with you periodically to ensure that you are comfortable and satisfied with your vein treatment.

To learn more about VTC’s treatment options for spider and varicose veins, or to consult with one of your vein doctors, book an appointment online, or call.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Sareh Rajaee

Venous Specialist | BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Todd Kobrinski

Vein Specialist | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

Dr. Juan Montoya
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Jasmine Koo

VENOUS SPECIALIST | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Dr. Jasmine Koo
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Polina Kyriakides

VENOUS SPECIALIST | JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Our vein doctor in Texas, Dr. Polina Kyriakides, has 19 years of experience with vascular disease and spider and varicose vein treatment. Her clinical skilled is matched by her kindness and compassionate bedside manner.

Dr. Jasmine Koo
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Amanda Steinberger

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Steinberger has a great passion for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, which is demonstrated by her technical precision, unparalleled bedside manner, and extraordinary results. She is board certified in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. Jasmine Koo
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Thomas Arnold

Vein Doctor | Pennsylvania University

Dr. Thomas Arnold has significant experience with thousands of procedures performed for spider and varicose vein removal. He is adept at ultrasound guided procedures and cutting-edge vein treatment methods for vein disease.

Dr. Jasmine Koo
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Kamran Saraf

Vein Doctor | Georgetown University

Dr. Kamran provides treatments to relief the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency; a condition commonly known for causing spider and varicose veins, leg heaviness, swelling and discomfort amongst other symptoms. Dr. Kamran is known as a top varicose vein specialist for his excellent outcomes and extraordinary patient care.

Dr. Jasmine Koo
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Walter Lech

Vein Doctor | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lech’s advanced technical skills are rivaled only by his empathetic, patient-centric approach to care. For the past several years, he has applied the same detail-oriented, compassionate treatment philosophy to patients suffering with chronic venous and lymphatic disorders.

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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Sareh
Rajaee MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Todd
Kobrinski MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.

Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.

Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>

Jasmine
Koo MD

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>

Polina
Kyriakides MD

JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Our vein doctor in Texas, Dr. Polina Kyriakides, has 19 years of experience with vascular disease and spider and varicose vein treatment. Her clinical skilled is matched by her kindness and compassionate bedside manner.

Read more >>

Amanda
Steinberger DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Steinberger has a great passion for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, which is demonstrated by her technical precision, unparalleled bedside manner, and extraordinary results. She is board certified in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology.

Read more >>

Thomas
Arnold MD

Pennsylvania University

Dr. Thomas Arnold has significant experience with thousands of procedures performed for spider and varicose vein removal. He is adept at ultrasound guided procedures and cutting-edge vein treatment methods for vein disease.

Read more >>

Kamran
Saraf MD

Georgetown University

Dr. Kamran provides treatments to relief the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency; a condition commonly known for causing spider and varicose veins, leg heaviness, swelling and discomfort amongst other symptoms. Dr. Kamran is known as a top varicose vein specialist for his excellent outcomes and extraordinary patient care.

Read more >>

Walter
Lech MD

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lech’s advanced technical skills are rivaled only by his empathetic, patient-centric approach to care. For the past several years, he has applied the same detail-oriented, compassionate treatment philosophy to patients suffering with chronic venous and lymphatic disorders.

Read more >>
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