Spider Veins, Varicose Veins

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 Varicose Veins, leg veins or spider veins are the abnormality of leg vein structures (valves of vein) and commonly caused by prolong sitting or standing continuously due to lifestyle or work. It can also be caused by weight issues, such as obesity or pregnancy, which puts a lot of pressure on the capillaries and vein in that area for a long period of time. Resulting in deterioration of the opening and closing of the venous valves. It will then proceed to expand and tortuous and visually you can see your veins either purple, red or green, which it will gradually puff up into a green swell line. You may have a lot or a few depending on how much your vein has deteriorated and how long has it been since it started. Studies show that 40% of women over the age of 50 usually has varicose veins and spider veins around the leg area.

 


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  RISK FACTORS

     1. Caused by work related which you are required to stand or walk for a long period of time such as a store clerk, transport clerk, receptionist, waiter, teacher etc.
     2. Caused by genetics, increase the risk to have varicose vein at the early ages of life or higher severity than average.
     3. Caused from aging, there will be increasing a high number of varicose veins due to the weakening of the veins. Studies show that 40% of women over the age of 50 usually has varicose veins and spider veins around the leg area.
     4. Caused by hormones, this is more prevalent in females than males due to it having a direct correlation with female hormones
     5. Caused from overweight, people who have too much weight in which the blood is not travelling around the body efficiently can experience interruptions which can cause varicose vein.
     6. Caused by force such as falling, pressure which can make the blood travel inefficiently.
     7. Caused by wearing high heels which obstruct the flow of blood of legs.
     8. Caused by heredity.

 

  The treatment is divided into two ways depend on severity of the disease and the goal of treatment:

    1. Conservative Treatment is focuses on preventive and supportive due to the symptom. This is possible through the use of compression stockings with are extra thick and tight in order to have the pressure of 20-30 mmHg at the legs. Cannot wear just only at varicose vein area, it won’t work out due to not enough support. For example, if you have varicose vein at lower legs only, Thigh-high compression stocking is what you need. If you have varicose vein at lower legs and thigh, Hip-high compression stocking is what you need in order to get enough support.

     2. Specific Treatment is the most popular and more effective treatment that aim for treating and completely removing the spider vein/varicose vein on patient’s leg for cosmetic and functional purpose.

2 WAYS OF SPECIFIC TREATMENT


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          2.1 Sclerotherapy By injecting sclerosing agents into the vein, this will make the vein shrink and disappear, the good thing is that there is no surgery needed, and no recovery time needed, no scar/wound after the treatment. The dermatologist will only take 15-30 minutes for this procedure and there will not be any pain involved since the needle is extremely small. The number of session depends how severe the condition is. Normally, 3-5 treatment sessions required to complete the treatment and average 90% of the varicose vein will be gone after treatment.
          At the moment, this procedure is considered to be gold standard and has been proven to be a lot more effective that the old conservative treatment method, 80-90% of patients who have been treated this way have seen the results from just a few session.

 


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          2.2 Vascular Laser; Long pulse ; ND YAG laser this newest method involves using the laser to directly target the vein and destroying it, causing it to shrink and disappear. This also does not require any surgery, no recovery time and no wound/bleeding/scar.

 

  POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

 No lifting heavy loads and no prolong standing for 3-7 days.

 Should wear loose clothing and support where the treatment was, as support is needed for the muscles and veins in that area. The amount of time it takes to heal depends on the size of the vein. If it is a small size vein, then 1-3 days at the very least, at the mid-range (size of a pen refill), you should at least wear support for 7 days onwards.

 Exercise regularly by walking every day, to make sure the medicine is regulated throughout your body, which will make the treatment more effective.

 Have an appointment within 2-4 weeks after treatment, so the doctor can follow up the progress.

 

 

TREATMENT RESULT

 

 


Individual results may vary.

 


Individual results may vary.

 


Individual results may vary.