Non surgical treatments work well for treating spider veins

Those suffering from varicose veins and spider veins Los Angeles are often reluctant to seek surgical treatments and look for non invasive treatments. Which kind of treatment will be most suitable will depend on how serious the condition is. It is not that surgery is the only way to treat it, but a stage may come when it becomes necessary. But before that stage is reached there can be some other methods of treatment by using laser or radio frequency ablation that might work well. But whatever you do, always consult a cardiologist, who is best placed to undertake the treatment. The reason is that since the problem is related to veins and blood flow, it can impact the cardiovascular health.

Women can try out stockings

In the early stages of the disease, some home remedies can be tried out that provides relief and comfort.  By using support stockings that fit tight on the skin, blood circulation gets improved thereby reducing discomfort and pain. These are available from surgical stores and are also available in panty hoses style. Excessive body weight can be a reason for the disease and bringing lifestyle changes through walking and exercising that leads to weight reduction can also provide relief from pain. But this is more of temporary measures to reduce the symptoms and not treatment for curing the disease of spider veins Los Angeles.

Non surgical treatments

There are a few non surgical treatments that often give good results. But which treatment will be effective has to be evaluated by the doctor who can ascertain the accompanying harm that the disease can cause to the cardiovascular system.

  • Sclerotherapy – This is usually tried out when home remedies do not work well.  In this method, a solution is injected into the vein that has been affected. The blood vessel becomes fibrotic and is destroyed thereby making it disappear altogether.  For curing spider veins Los Angeles it can take about 2-3 weeks. The treatment however does not prevent the formation of new spider veins.
  • Laser and light therapy – This works well for tiny spider veins and varicose veins. By using intense light pulse that generates heat, the tiny abnormal veins are destroyed by heat.  Scar tissue is formed by the heat that eventually closes off the vein. But this is applicable as long as the disease is in its nascent stage. Very long time is required for making the veins disappear and multiple sessions over a period of one or two years might be required.
  • Endovenous laser therapy – Pulses of light are bombarded into the vein by placing a small laser fiber inside it and then applying pressure on the vein. The vein collapses due to the action of laser light.  This treatment has almost 98% success rate, is less painful and recovery time is also less.

Large varicose veins are treated with radio frequency ablation that works similarly like endovenous laser therapy but uses a catheter that delivers radio frequency energy to collapse the veins.