Broken capillaries, also known as spider veins and telangiectasia, can interfere with a person’s ability to enjoy a normal life. The reason this can happen is the person gets so self-conscious about the presence of the veins that they begin to change the way their lives are lived. They may not want to go out in public. When they do, they often dress differently than they would otherwise. All of this thinking about how the presence of these veins is viewed by others can hurt the self-esteem and further degrade one’s lifestyle. Other people are not bothered so much by their presence, but they still do not like them and wish they could be removed.
The encouraging news for people who have broken capillaries is that they can be treated in ways that are not highly invasive. Downtime is minimal as well. One such treatment method utilizes high-frequency currents, and another involves the injection of a special solution. These treatments are minimally-invasive and do not require general anesthesia or a hospital stay.
Minimally-invasive procedures have certain advantages over other, more aggressive procedures, such as vein stripping. Therefore, the discomfort is less and there are fewer risks of side effects. The treatments are given through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Although this varies, the desired result is often achieved after just one treatment session.
Broken capillaries usually become visible through the skin. They can be red, purple or blue and look like a spider web or legs as they branch out in varying directions. The condition happens when the smaller blood vessels become enlarged. If there is any good news associated with their presence, it is that they rarely produce any symptoms or create other health risks. This, however, can be little consolation for individuals who are so bothered by the visibility of these veins that their self-esteem suffers.
If you have conditions like spider veins that need to be treated so you can live a normal life, you should have a discussion with our team of venous experts at The Vein Center. During this discussion, you can compare our available treatment methods with other procedures and determine if minimally-invasive methods may be right for you. No one should feel that going through life with the presence of broken capillaries is necessary. These treatments can be done in the comfort of our office with very little downtime, if any. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Mount Pleasant.