Spider veins are considered a mild form of venous insufficiency and though they are usually not a serious medical concern, most patients choose to undergo spider vein treatment to remove these unsightly cosmetic blemishes. Our spider vein treatments are minimally invasive and highly effective. Most spider vein treatments are pain-free and patients can expect to be back to their normal routine on the same day as their treatment. Two of the most common treatments for spider vein removal are:
- Vein Gough: A state-of-the-art, non-invasive technology that uses high-frequency bursts of energy to coagulating the blood and collapsing the vessel wall while leaving the outer layers of the skin unaffected.
- Sclerotherapy: A treatment that involves direct injection that causes spider veins to collapse and fade from view.
Varicose vein conditions can range from minor cosmetic concerns to more serious circulatory problems. Most varicose vein treatments are covered by insurance and our staff will help you with the necessary billing and documentation to get pre-approval for your treatment. We offer a number of minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins at our Springboro treatment center including Vein Gough, Laser Treatments, Ambulatory Hook Phlebectomy and Sclerotherapy. Varicose veins are caused by faulty valves which allow blood to pool, causing veins to swell and then bulge just below the surface of the skin. Varicose veins can cause a number of painful symptoms including:
- Leg pain
- Tingling, itching or burning sensation
- Changes in skin color (darkening)
Venous leg ulcers are the most common type of skin ulcer, and typically appear just above the ankle – resulting from poor circulation and increased blood pressure in lower leg veins. While both genders are at risk for developing these abnormal vein conditions at some point in their lives, leg ulcers are most frequently seen in older women. Warning signs and symptoms of leg ulcers include:
- Dry red skin
- Burning or itching sensations
- Raw/weeping wounds
In many cases, leg ulcers develop from poorly cared for or untreated varicose veins. However, they can also develop as a result of blood clots, multiple pregnancies, obesity, or prolonged periods of standing. There are a number of viable treatment options available, including compression bandages that squeeze to the leg to help reduce swelling and increase blood flow.