These days you can’t go to the movies without seeing a dozen trailers for upcoming superhero movies. And a perennial favorite is the webslinger, Spiderman. You would assume since he was bitten by a radioactive spider that Peter Parker wouldn’t care too much if he developed spider veins, but that doesn’t mean you want to have them.Actually you can blame Mom for your spider veins, those squiggly purple, red, or blue lines weaving their way around your legs and face. Yes, if your mother had spider veins, you probably do, too. There is a genetic component to spider veins.
Question is, what to do about them? Come to Dr. Kronberg and let her take care of those pesky devils with sclerotherapy.
Although it’s been around for some time, sclerotherapy is still the best way to deal with spider veins. Dr. Kronberg believes it to be the superior solution compared to lasers, particularly for smaller spider veins on the legs. Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure that is quick and mostly painless.
A sclerosion solution is injected into each vein selected for treatment. This solution is highly saline and irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to swell and the blood in it to clot. Once that happens, the vein turns into scar tissue and fades away with time, usually over two to three months. For most veins, it one treatment is all that’s needed.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that doesn’t require a recovery period. Dr. Kronberg has her patients wear compression stockings or hose for up to two weeks following their treatment, and walking is encouraged. But there isn’t really any pain. You should also avoid prolonged sitting, standing, or pounding types of exercise, however.
Dr. Kronberg has specialized in sclerotherapy since 1985, so you’re in very good hands when at her practice. If you’re tired of your spider veins, call us at 713-771-8941 and schedule your appointment. And leave the spidery stuff to the theater!