With springtime upon us, and summer on the way, there are plenty of reasons why men and women start to feel anxious as the temperature begins to rise. This warmer weather reminds us that it’s time for skirts and shorts, and sometimes people aren’t quite prepared to reveal their legs to the world. Anxiety over dressing for warmer weather can cause people to feel a bit panicked. Maybe it’s because they’re not in the shape they thought they’d be in by now, or maybe those spider veins, that have been hidden under long pants for the winter, are about to be seen.. Now, is an ideal time to seek treatment, because it allows plenty of time to recover before we put on those summer clothes.

Spider veins are much like varicose veins but smaller. They are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins.  They are often red or blue, and can be found, most commonly, on the face and legs, and can cover either a small or large area of skin.

At the ACP Vein Center we use state-of-the-arttherapy to treat problem veins in as little as an hour.

Sclerotherapy is used commonly for spider veins and smaller varicose veins. It involves injecting a small volume of liquid into the diseased vein. The sclerosing liquid acts upon the lining of the vein to cause it to seal shut, eliminating the vein completely.

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a large surface of varicose vein is removed through a series of miniature incisions that need no stitches. Compared to traditional vein stripping, this technique has virtually no scarring or side effects. It is performed in the office. A local anesthetic is used and patients have very little “down time” following the procedure.