We Offer Personalized Vein Treatments

Maryland Vein Center is a state-of-the-art vein center specializing in minimally invasive treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. Our vein center is led by board-certified vein doctors who use ultrasound diagnostic tests to visualize the root cause of your vein problems. Spider veins and varicose veins are usually caused by chronic venous insufficiency, a dangerous medical condition wherein the collapse of vein valves causes backward blood circulation and the accumulation of blood in leg veins.

Instead of simply removing the visible spider veins and varicose veins (a rookie move), our vein doctors investigate the root cause of your vein problems. Treating spider veins and varicose veins without addressing the root cause is a recipe for disaster — vein problems will inevitably return. Our comprehensive and considered approach to varicose vein and spider vein treatments guarantees optimal results and minimizes the risk of vein disease recurrence. Furthermore, we only offer minimally invasive vein treatments that conclude within an hour and don’t involve downtime.

If you’re in or around the nation’s capital, you can find our vein center in Maryland at 10215 Fernwood Rd, Suite 301, Bethesda, Maryland. Please schedule an appointment to explore your minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatment options. Below, we describe the best conservative and minimally invasive vein treatment options.

How to get rid of spider veins on legs? We describe the best conservative and minimally invasive treatments for spider veins and varicose veins in Maryland.

#1. Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are a type of medical garment designed to improve blood circulation and reduce swelling. They are often used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, venous insufficiency, and lymphedema.

Compression stockings work by applying gentle pressure to the legs, which helps to promote blood flow and reduce swelling. The amount of pressure provided by the stockings can vary and is typically based on the severity of the condition being treated.

Wearing compression stockings is often recommended as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for vein disease. They are tightest at the ankle and gradually get looser as they go up your leg. This helps to push the blood in your veins back up to your heart.

Wearing compression stockings can help to reduce pain, swelling, and other symptoms. They can also help to prevent the condition from getting worse. But compression stockings can’t treat the root cause of your vein problems — only minimally invasive treatments can do that.

#2. Physical Activity

If you are looking for ways to reduce the appearance of varicose veins, you may want to consider adding some physical activity to your daily routine. While there is no guarantee that exercise will completely eliminate your varicose veins, it can reduce their appearance.

There are a few reasons why physical activity can be effective in reducing the appearance of varicose veins. When you exercise, your muscles contract and help to push blood through your veins. This can help to reduce the pooling of blood that can occur in varicose veins.

Physical activity, especially cardiovascular exercises, can help to improve your circulation. This can improve blood circulation towards the heart and reduce the pooling of blood in your veins. Some of the best exercises for varicose veins include walking, running, swimming, and yoga.

#3. Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a treatment that can help to reduce the appearance of spider veins and improve symptoms. Spider veins are usually found on the legs and can be blue, red, or purple in color. They are often small and web-like in appearance. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a sclerosant solution into the spider veins. This solution damages the vein walls, causing them to stick together, collapse, and eventually fade away from the skin’s surface. Sclerotherapy only treats spider veins and small varicose veins — not underlying vein disease.

#4. Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment that uses heat to destroy diseased veins. The heat is generated by radio waves and is delivered through a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) that is inserted into the vein. The radio waves cause the tissue in the vein to heat up, and the heat destroys the vein. Once the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems is eliminated, the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins to restore blood circulation. Radiofrequency ablation treats the root cause of spider veins and varicose veins.

#5. Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous laser ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. It uses laser energy to heat and destroys the diseased veins. The first step is to numb the targeted area with a local anesthetic. Then, a small incision is made, and a thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein under ultrasound guidance. When activated, the laser fiber generates laser energy to destroy the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins to restore optimal blood circulation.

#6. VenaSeal

VenaSeal is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses a medical adhesive to close off the diseased veins. The vein doctor makes a small incision to insert a specialized catheter that delivers the FDA-approved vein glue to seal the diseased vein’s walls, turning it into a hardened tissue eventually reabsorbed by the body. VenaSeal is FDA-approved and has a low risk of complications. The procedure only takes an hour.

#7. Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is the ideal minimally invasive procedure for superficial varicose veins. The vein doctor makes small incisions on the skin’s surface to extract the unhealthy varicose veins, following which the incisions are closed. The incision marks gradually heal and fade away from the skin’s surface. This procedure is suitable for the instant removal of varicose veins.