Spider veins do more than mar the appearance of your legs and thighs. They also cause mild to moderate pain that can be bothersome with which to live.
When you want to get rid of them permanently, you typically need to seek out medical treatment for them. You can prepare for your appointment by knowing what to expect during your outpatient spider vein therapy in the Bay Area today.
During the therapy, you will not be sedate or put under general anesthesia. Instead, your doctor will administer a topical anesthetic that will numb the sensation to the area being treated.
This numbing is important to block the feeling that you would otherwise experience when the saline solution is injected into your spider veins. You will not feel the needle going into your skin or the irritation that the saline causes in the vein itself.
During the treatment, you will remain standing the entire time. Unlike other medical procedures, you will not lie down on a surgical or exam table. Standing up is important for allowing the physician to access the veins that need to be treated.
You can go home within an hour after the procedure is finished. You will need to wear surgical stockings for up to 10 days to prevent blood clots. You can learn more about undergoing spider vein therapy in the Bay Area online. Go to Veinsweb.com to find a provider or make an appointment.