Spider veins are a common skin care issue affecting both women and men, particularly in the age group of 35 and above. Small web-like networks of spider veins may become visible and compromise the aesthetic appearance of the skin. It occurs commonly in the leg area, and sometimes also in the face.
Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and surrounding locations across the horizon have an opportunity to receive spider vein treatment from Dr. Pushpinder Sivia and Dr. Son Ha Hu, who are notable and astute vein specialists at the Desert Vein & Vascular Institute.
The treatment of spider veins will be preceded by a detailed pre-op consultation process. At the time of the consultation, the vein specialist will educate the patient about sclerotherapy and other treatment options, and provide guidelines and instructions to the patient for the pre- and post-treatment phase.
The patient will have an opportunity to ask questions and clear all their concerns and doubts about an injectable treatment procedure such as sclerotherapy. They may also ask questions related to the treatment provider’s practice, where the treatment will be performed, and how many treatment sessions it may involve. A dedicated provider will try to answer all questions in an accurate and detailed manner.
The patient should check the possibility of medical insurance coverage in certain cases of spider vein treatment, and about the overall costs of the procedure. They should ask whether the provider’s office may guide them about any third party financing options as well as the payment methods available to them. The patient should also clarify concerns about potential risks, downtime and recovery process involved in spider vein treatment.
During the consultation, the vein specialist will evaluate the patient’s general health status to determine their fitness for sclerotherapy or another vein procedure. They may review the previous health records of the patient and check the patient’s skin type in the affected areas. Some of the health related issues to determine during the consultation may include:
- Has the patient received a surgery in the past in the area to be treated?
- Did the patient experience any pain, allergy or injury in the past in the affected area?
- Whether the patient has undergone some type of vein or vascular procedure in the past?
- What are the currently used prescription and non-prescription medications of the patient?
- Is the patient a smoker?
- Does the patient have a family history of vascular problems?
Excellent and committed vein treatment providers Dr. Sivia and Dr. Yu at DVVI, receive patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and other towns and neighborhoods in this area of the southwest for spider veins and other procedures.
Examining the Veins
The vein specialist will examine the existing condition of spider veins in careful details in order to create a customized treatment plan. If the problem is pervasive, deeper vein issues may be probed. More serious concerns may be indicated if the provider notices any abnormal skin changes, swelling, or sores.