TREATMENTS: LOOK AND FEEL BETTER FAST

Treatments for Spider Veins

Visual Sclerotherapy

This procedure is most often used to treat visible spider veins and small varicose veins near the surface of the skin. A painless sclerosant is injected into the veins, causing them to shrink, close off and eventually disappear. Although two to five treatments are often needed, the results are long-lasting.

Advantages of visual sclerotherapy include:

  • No downtime
  • Less likely to stain skin
  • Long-lasting results
  • Fewer allergic reactions
  • No scarring

Because vein disease is progressive and has no cure, we recommend regular follow-up visits after every type of treatment.


Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are limited to the tiniest red veins on very fair skins. However, sclerotherapy is the gold standard for treating leg veins.

The Morrison Vein Institute evaluates patients and determines which treatment plan is right for each patient. Many times, patients need medical treatments or sclerotherapy before superficial laser is indicated.

Because vein disease is progressive and has no cure, we recommend regular follow-up visits after every type of treatment.


Healthy Veins and Compression Hose

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Although compression hose do not treat the cause of vein disease, they often provide relief from its symptoms by preventing blood from pooling in the leg veins, thereby helping overall circulation. Compression hose also increase the long-term effectiveness of all vein treatments.

At the Morrison Vein Institute, we offer procedures that treat the problem at its source, which makes our treatments quicker, more effective and less painful than traditional methods. The continued success of any vein treatment depends on you.

Elevate your legs
It is important that you elevate your legs at every opportunity in order to encourage circulation. If you cannot elevate your legs during the day, do so for 30 minutes as soon as you return home from work.

Exercise
Physical activity is a simple and effective method of improving vein health by pumping blood up the leg against the force of gravity. Keep in mind a weak muscle won’t pump as well as a strong one, so be sure to set a regular exercise program to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. Although exercise is advised, high impact activities such as weight lifting should be avoided for 3 weeks after treatment.

Wear Compression Hose
Compression hose have been proven to be very effective when used for preventative care, during treatment, and for long-term therapy after treatment.

Graduated compression prevents blood from pooling in the leg veins, thereby helping overall circulation. Compression is greatest at the ankle, gradually decreasing up the leg. There are many different styles, textures and colors for both men and women, so you can find the stockings that are best for you – and your recovery.

Limit sun exposure
Just as the sun can cause damage to your skin, exposure to the sun also affects the elastic layer of your veins. Heat causes varicose veins to widen and can also lead to discoloration.

Avoid hot baths, saunas and jacuzzis
Following a hot bath, you are more likely to feel uncomfortable, not relieved of symptoms. That’s because exposure to heat causes veins to dilate and become larger. In order to maintain venous function, vein size needs to remain consistent.

Other simple tips include:

  • Take Tylenol for pain. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofens or anti-inflammatory medications for 4 days.
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day
  • Apply ice to healing veins if you experience any tenderness
  • Avoid wearing high heels
  • Control your weight
  • Avoid tight pants and tight belts

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If you experience pain, lumps or redness, or if you have any questions regarding your procedure(s), please call us at 480 860 6455 or toll free at 866 GRT LEGS.