Spider veins are dilated blood vessels that appear just beneath the surface of the skin. While they are often a cosmetic concern, these blue, purple, or red web-like collections of vessels can cause discomfort, burning, or itching. Despite the fact that they are most commonly found on the face and legs, they can develop anywhere.
Some people may believe that only women are affected by spider veins, but many men also experience these problem veins, especially those with a family history or those who have higher risk factors such sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time for their jobs. Additionally, as men age, muscle mass and tissue can decrease, resulting in less protection for their veins.
Men who have developed them often wonder what the best treatment for spider veins may be, and the answer lies in leading edge laser technology. Laser treatment for spider veins now provides a highly effective, non-surgical option.
This spider veins treatment called sclerotherapy reduces their appearance and heals the surrounding tissues to prevent further damage. During this procedure, a varicose vein specialist uses a tiny needle to introduce an FDA-approved sclerosant into the vein, drops at a time. This gentle, yet effective medication causes the vein to collapse and close. Over time, the closed vein gets absorbed by the body and disappears. The sessions are typically completed in the office, within 20 minutes per leg.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most men can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
If you would like more information regarding spider vein treatments for men, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550, or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter, and West Palm Beach Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.