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Treating Spider Veins

The two options for spider vein treatment are sclerotherapy and laser.

Slerotherapy involves injecting a liquid agent through a tiny needle directly into your spider veins, causing them to contract and collapse. This procedure is best suited for medium to large spider veins because the needle is fitted into the vein. This procedure is performed in the office and is relatively painless. The patient wears compression hose following the procedure. Normal activities can be resumed immediately. Treatments are performed six weeks apart and it usually takes two to four treatments for sclerotherapy to be effective. Sclerotherapy is considered cosmetic and can treat spider veins on hands, face, legs and chest.

During a laser treatment, the Gemini laser is applied to the skin over the spider vein. The energy from the laser causes the spider veins to coagulate and shrink. Laser therapy is most effective for small and medium spider veins. You will likely experience mild discomfort similar to having a small rubber band snapped against your skin. Over two to six weeks, the spider veins will start to fade and you will see improved appearance after each treatment. The laser treatment usually requires three to five treatments done six to eight weeks apart.

Contact Reno Vein Clinic at (775) 329-3100 to schedule a free consultation and evaluation of your spider veins. You can also visit http://www.RenoVeinClinic.com to learn more.


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No Vein, No Pain- Treatments for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be a serious disorder that restricts work and leisure activities for both men and women. Healthy veins return blood to the heart and lungs so they can be re-oxygenated. A system of valves make this happen by allowing the blood to flow in only one direction. When valves fail or leak, blood flows backward under the force of gravity and distends the veins. This backward flow, called “reflux,” causes blood to pool in the veins, resulting in varicose veins.

Varicose veins can cause pain, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, cramping and throbbing. They can also lower your self-confidence. You shouldn’t have to hide your legs, there are treatment options!

ClosureFast™, also known as RadioFrequency Closure or endovenous RadioFrequency ablation, is an FDA approved procedure which has exceptional results. RadioFrequency Closure is a minimally invasive, walk-in/walk-out procedure. It takes one to one and a half hours and is performed under minimal I.V. sedation and local anesthesia. Patients generally only take one day off work following surgery. RadioFrequency Closure is covered by most insurance plans.

Ambulatory Micro Phlebectomy is performed separately or in combination with the RadioFrequency Closure procedure. It surgically removes large varicose veins near the surface through micro-incisions. The cosmetic affect is remarkable.

Foam Sclerotherapy is for the treatment of spider veins. This non-operative treatment uses micro-injection technology through very small needles using an FDA approved solution, Sotradecol. Compression hose are required to be worn by the patient after treatment. It usually takes 2 to 4 treatments, six weeks apart, to complete effective sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is considered cosmetic and is therefore not generally covered by insurance plans.

Laser treatments, like the Gemini laser, produce dynamic results on smaller spider veins. The laser treatment takes from 3 to 5 treatments, 6 to 8 weeks apart to affect the veins.

Varicose veins appear as snarled, bluish-purple lines usually occurring in the legs. Varicose veins and spider veins may be mild or they may cause severe pain. Either way, they should not be left untreated. Have a physician conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the severity of the condition and the best treatment option. For more information, visit www.renoveinclinic.com.

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