Read This Before Getting a Cosmetic Vein Treatment for Spider Veins

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Do you have unsightly ‘spider veins’ and are discouraged to hear your insurance considers spider veins treatments “cosmetic”? If so, we recommend having your veins evaluated at Vein Specialists of the South (VSS) to make sure there are no ‘hidden’ vein problems that need to be treated before cosmetic vein treatment for spider veins.

Don’t Get a Cosmetic Vein Treatment Without a Comprehensive Vein Evaluation

Sometimes spider veins are just that, but if you have symptoms of heaviness, aching, swelling, tiredness, leg cramps at night, restless legs, or pain you may have hidden vein problems. In these cases have your veins evaluated before treating your spider veins.

In your comprehensive vein evaluation, expect your vein specialist to review your medical history, assess risk factors for vein disease, and previous vein treatments, and perform a detailed physical exam. If your history or physical exam reveals symptoms or signs of vein disease an ultrasound should be ordered to evaluate your deep and superficial veins for varicose veins and/or blood clots.

Why do we do this for spider veins? Because those pesky spider veins may be a symptom of underlying venous disease, including varicose veins and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).


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Vein Specialists of the South Macon


Vein Specialists of the South Macon





The Connection Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

The root cause of spider and varicose veins is slow or reversal of the venous flow with pooling of venous blood in the legs when sitting or standing. Many patients with spider veins also have varicose veins. Spider veins are 1 mm or less in size and varicose veins are 3 mm or greater in size and can be seen as bulging veins, just below the surface of the skin. Note: Some varicose veins are not visible to the naked eye only being seen on duplex ultrasound.

Untreated over time venous reflux can lead to visible, bulging, painful varicose veins and bleeding. There’s also a correlation between varicose veins and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). DVT (blood clots) in the legs can break free and travel to the lungs, leading to a Pulmonary Embolism (PE), a life-threatening emergency. That is why it’s important to have a comprehensive vein evaluation with your vein specialists to make sure your spider veins aren’t a sign of something more.

Cosmetic Vein Treatment in Georgia

Whether your spider veins are a cosmetic issue or a symptom of something more, we offer comprehensive vein treatments for both spider and varicose veins in our Georgia vein clinics. At VSS, our tried-and-true sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins and cutting-edge procedures for other venous disease concerns, such as leg ulcers and varicose veins, are minimally invasive Walk-in, Walk-out® treatments with little to no downtime. This means no surgery, no general anesthesia, no hospital stay, and minimal downtime!

Choose Vein Specialists of the South for your vein treatment and relax knowing that your veins were fully evaluated and a custom treatment plan was created for you prior to any other steps being taken. You’ll either learn your veins are healthy, or you’ll receive additional guidance and care from our team to manage and treat the underlying venous disease before the condition worsens.

What to Expect During Your Sclerotherapy Treatment

Sclerotherapy is the worldwide gold standard for spider veins. The sclerotherapy treatment process generally consists of three steps: the injection of the sclerotherapy solution, the waiting period, and the compression period.

The injection of the sclerotherapy solution into the spider veins is a quick and relatively comfortable process. The waiting period is relatively short, and most people resume their normal activities immediately after their treatment. During the compression period, you will wear compression socks to help improve the results of the treatment.

Compression stockings or socks are generally worn for two weeks after the sclerotherapy treatment. Most people return to work immediately after the treatment. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after the treatment.

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*Individual Results May Vary

Vein Specialists of the South Macon

Sclerotherapy for Cosmetic Vein Treatment in Macon, Warner Robins, and Locust Grove, GA

If you’re looking for sclerotherapy for cosmetic vein treatment for spider veins in Macon, Warner Robins, or Locust Grove, GA, Vein Specialists of the South is the perfect practice for you. We offer sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins, and we also offer evaluation and treatment for other vein problems, such as varicose veins, leg ulcers, and chronic venous insufficiency.

Vein Specialists of the South, a leader in vein specialty care, has served Middle Georgia and beyond since 1997. For more than 25 years, we’ve led the way in introducing innovative minimally invasive vein care while advancing vein care with hands-on teaching opportunities for medical providers and lecturing nationally about vein care.

Schedule Your Vein Evaluation at Vein Specialists of the South

Don’t just treat the symptoms; treat the underlying cause at Vein Specialists of the South in Macon, Warner Robins, and Locust Grove, Georgia. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and be sure to ask us about our telehealth and VirtualVein.com services for added convenience, as well as insurance and financing for medically necessary venous disease treatments for varicose veins and more!

We look forward to helping you achieve Better Veins for Life®!

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