Clear Away Spider Veins
There is a lot of misconception when it comes to spider veins. Birmingham's Varicosity Vein Center is dedicated to providing not only solutions to vein problems, but also answers to vein questions.
Schedule your Birmingham spider vein treatment consultation to learn how easy it is to say goodbye to those pesky spider veins. With locations in Birmingham, Homewood, Montgomery, Auburn, and Huntsville, Alabama as well as Ridgleand, Mississippi, spider vein treatments are sure to be close by.
A Common Cosmetic Complaint
Spider veins occur when tiny veins just beneath the skin's surface, called capillaries, become damaged and visible. The visible effect looks similar to red or purple spider webs on the skin's surface, hence the term “spider veins.”
Veins Weaken With Age
The most common reasons for spider veins occurring are sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time, obesity, age, injuries, or pregnancy. Spider veins form when too much pressure is consistently running through the blood vessels.
Over time, the walls of the blood vessels become weak and begin to expand or break, causing visible discoloration. Anyone can get spider veins, but some demographics are more prone to them than others. Studies show that women are more likely to get spider veins from hormonal changes. With age comes the weakening of the blood cells in our skin and a higher likelihood of seeing spider veins occur. Some people, regardless of age or gender, might carry a genetic predisposition to venous insufficiencies.
Here to Help
Unlike some other venous disorders, spider veins typically do not pose any immediate health risks. However, some people with spider veins think they are unsightly and might be embarrassed about others seeing the affected areas. This can lead to much more subtle effects like loss of self-esteem or the stress of trying to hide your veins from view.
Sweep Away Pesky Spider Veins
Most universal advice to staying healthy applies to preventing spider veins. Good habits like eating a low-sodium and high-fiber diet, exercising, managing your weight, and avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time may help prevent spider veins from forming or becoming worse if you already have them. Yet, even with all these precautions, many people still develop spider veins.
A Solution to the Problem
The most common treatment for spider veins is called “sclerotherapy.” This method involves the injection of a special solution into the affected area. The solution causes the troubled veins to close off by shrinking. The body then redirects the blood flow to healthy veins and breaks down the old veins to be absorbed back into the body.
Understanding Spider Veins
Other venous insufficiencies like varicose veins usually involve much larger veins and blood vessels that sit slightly deeper beneath the skin. Spider veins are similar but involve smaller veins and blood vessels much closer to the skin's surface, meaning they appear smaller but can be more visibly pronounced.
Help is Swinging Your Way
Varicosity Vein Center has been dedicated to treating venous insufficiency, varicose veins, and spider veins since 2002. We understand how personal and important this journey can be. That's why we offer free screening and consultation. With our highly-skilled and, more importantly, highly-compassionate team, no one is better equipped to help you get the treatment you deserve.
A spider vein treatment consultation costs nothing! Varicosity Vein Center offers free screening and consultation on any venous disorder concerns.
They are very similar, but varicose veins are typically larger veins that sit deeper beneath the skin's surface.
Insurance providers cover the cost of spider vein treatments since they are a direct result of venous insufficiency and pose a health risk. However, if your condition is purely spider veins, then it would be deemed by insurance as purely cosmetic and would be performed on a cash basis.
The cost varies depending on how many areas are being treated and the severity of each treatment area. You will be given an exact price prior to any work being done at the time of your consultation..
Yes, but those treatments are usually reserved for larger venous insufficiencies like varicose veins. Ask your doctor about alternative treatment options.
When you come to the best, you can expect the best. Begin your journey to optimal results by scheduling your consultation with one of our renowned vein specialists today. We look forward to providing you with the most enjoyable and effective vein treatments in Alabama.
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