Can you guess which vein concern we’re talking about? We’ll give you a hint: Think of a vein concern that doesn’t get a lot of attention because it’s quiet by nature and doesn’t really call a lot of attention to itself — unlike pesky varicose veins, which have a penchant for throbbing. Give up? We’re talking about spider veins!
These tiny vessels close to the skin’s surface get their name from the branch-like or spider web-like patterns they form on the body, which can be red, purple, or blue. The problem with spider veins is that they don’t really cause much of an issue for most. They’re usually painless. Their worst offense is that no one wants them around because they mottle up your skin, making your complexion look uneven and aged.
But just because spider veins aren’t usually painful doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be treated! How long have you been putting up with your spider veins? Are you tired of not feeling confident in your summer shorts or bathing suit? It may be time to seek the care of Dr. Surya Challa, board-certified vein surgeon in Hampton Roads. Dr. Challa has spent years perfecting his vein removal treatments and techniques, so he has the skill and technology to help you achieve clearer, vein-free skin with minimal to no downtime.
Most spider veins can be treated with non-invasive light treatments, which disable targeted veins with intense pulses of light energy, also known as intense pulsed light, or IPL. If your spider veins are larger, Dr. Challa may opt to perform sclerotherapy on your concerned veins, which involves injecting your veins with a special sclerosant solution to break down the targeted veins so they gradually fade from view.
To learn more about correcting your vein concerns, please call 757.663.5461 or request a consultation online today.