Even the shapeliest legs can look less attractive with bumpy blue varicose veins or sprawling spider veins. The good news is, these veins can easily be diminished with today’s advances and effective technologies. It’s no surprise then, that vein removal is a popular cosmetic surgery procedures.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THIS TREATMENT?
Anyone with varicose veins or spider veins can consider this procedure.
No one knows for sure what causes spider veins or varicose veins, but it seems to run in some families. Also, trauma to the legs can cause the condition, as can long periods of standing or sitting. Women are more prone to the condition than men.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Depending on the size of your veins, one of three options are recommended:
- Laser removal for veins as fine as a hair
- Sclerotherapy with injections for veins that are wider but not palpable
- Inpatient / Outpatient:Outpatient / Day case
- Time of work: 3-10 days
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy using special hooks without scars for veins that are quite wide.