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Summer Heat and Venous Health – Aria Vein Center

Veins carry de-oxygenated blood back to the heart. Since the blood from the legs travel against gravity, venous disease occurs when veins are damaged and have trouble with returning blood flow. In the summer months, heat negatively impacts venous diseases as the heat dilates veins making it more difficult for blood return to the heart to occur. Veins tend to bulge, allowing blood to pool in Vein Center St. Petethe legs causing swelling, tenderness and pain. At Aria Health and Wellness Institute’s Vein Center, our dedicated staff are here to help you through the challenges of summer and maintain good venous health. Here are some tips that you can implement to help promote venous wellness during the summer months.

 

Stay Cool

Heat directly impacts the vessels in your body. It affects veins by causing them to dilate. When veins dilate it makes it that much more difficult for them to do their job. Veins are responsible for returning de-oxygenated blood to the heart, and when the heat dilate the vessels, blood tends to pool in your legs, increasing swelling, and discomfort. So staying cool is not a luxury, invest in a good air conditioner, or cooling system and stay out of the heat during the hottest parts of the day.

 

Elevate Your Legs

Whenever possible elevate your legs, which helps promote venous return, and blood flow back to the heart. When lounging or even if you can at work, get a footstool, or cushion to raise your feet up off the floor.

 

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water, and other fluids. If you are on a fluid restricted diet due to kidney or cardiac disease, be sure and talk to your health care provider about how much fluid you can consume during the summer months. Stay away from caffeinated and alcoholic beverages as they actually have a dehydrating affect.

 

Exercise

Be sure and walk daily, as it exercises the calf and ankle muscles. Swimming is another great way both to stay cool and exercise important muscles that help promote venous circulation. If you sit at a desk at work, make sure to get up and move about frequently to prevent blood from pooling in the legs.

 

Graduated Compression Stockings

Speak with your health care professional at St. Petersburg’s, FL, Vein Center about getting fitted for the right type of compression stocking that will be most suitable for you. Graduated compression stockings evenly apply gentle pressure to your entire leg and help promote venous return and increase blood flow to the heart.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, exercise, and make an appointment at Aria’s Health and Wellness Institute’s Vein Center to ensure you’re doing everything you can to promote good venous health. Wishing you a safe, health, and cool summer!

Back Pain Prevention – Aria Pain Management Center

80 percent of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. The pain usually recurs and gets increasingly more severe with time. It can happen to anyone at any age, and usually affects people who are very sedentary or on the other end of the spectrum- those who perform hard manual labor. At Aria Health and Wellness Institute’s Pain Management Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, our goal is to provide a holistic approach to treat and manage all types of pain. Today we will be bringing you tips on how to prevent back pain from occurring and take good care of your spinal health. pain management center

 

Get Up and Move

One of the negatives of the Age of Technology is that our work environment has become almost exclusively sedentary. We sit for hours at a time with very little movement which can cause tension an injury to your spine. If you have a desk job, be sure and move about, reposition yourself, stand up and walk around for a bit every 1-2 hours. This simple tip can prevent tremendous pain and suffering in the long run. You might not feel the need to if your used to sitting at the computer for hours but set a timer if need be, and put into your daily schedule. Your back will say thank you for many years to come.

Maintain Good Posture

Slouching, while you type and text, or just walking with poor posture is a primary contributor to back pain. Gone are the days when our parents made us walk trying to balance a book atop our heads. Be cognizant if you find that your shoulders droop or your lean forward as you work and make a conscious effort to sit using ergonomically designed equipment to support the curves of your back. If you find that your slouch when you stand, lift your shoulders, up, down and back in a curving motion as you straighten your spine. Good posture increase lung capacity- your body has more room to breathe- and will help maintain good spinal health.

Exercise

Movement of your body, and regular exercise will help keep your back in shape. Muscles and bones are designed to move and when you don’t, your spinal cord, muscles and nerves are impacted negatively. The old adage comes to mind, “if you don’t use it, you lose it.”  When your body is not exercised regularly, your bones and muscles become more fragile making even the simplest tasks difficult. In addition, a lack of exercise will make you more prone to injury. So walk, run, jog, swim, play tennis or dance- whatever your preference. Your back will thank you.

Sleep On Your Side

Sleeping on your side is best for your spinal health. There is much evidence to suggest that going to sleep on your left side is the healthiest way to sleep for overall well-being, including digestive and circulatory health.  If you are a tummy sleeper, place a pillow underneath your lower abdomen to decrease strain on your back and prevent injury. Try and alternate and wean yourself off this position if at all possible to a side lying one.

At the Pain Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, pain management is provided from an integrative and holistic approach. Incorporating these tips on preventing back pain will help you maintain and support good spinal health. Back pain, its prevention and treatment will be an ongoing topic for discussion in the upcoming months.

Prevention of Varicose Veins – Aria Vein Center

Treatment for varicose veins is readily available at the Aria’s Health and Wellness’, Vein Center in St. Petersburg, FloridaAdvanced Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins can occur in any part of the body but are most often found in the legs and feet. Veins pump de-oxygenated blood towards the heart to receive oxygen from the heart and lungs and have valves that prevent back flow of blood. Varicosities occur when the valves become incompetent and are unable to return blood flow.

When the vein’s valves don’t work properly, blood flows backwards and starts to pool causing twisting and enlargement of the veins. This pooling causes what is commonly known as varicose veins. . Some varicose veins are just small and might be cosmetically bothersome. Others can be quite painful, cause the legs to swell and are
indicative of circulation problems. There are a variety of factors that cause varicose veins.

Standing for long periods of time, applying excessive pressure to the legs, pressure on the midsection of the body which occurs during pregnancy and obesity. These are all factors that resist gravity and cause pooling of blood flow so that blood can’t easily circulate back to the heart.

 

Tips for Varicose Vein Prevention

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid standing for long periods of time
  • Don’t Cross your legs for long periods of time, it cuts off circulation
  • Exercise to increase circulation
  • Never sit for long periods of time- get up frequently and move around to keep the blood flowing

 

Varicose Vein Treatment

At the Vein Center, here in St Petersburg Florida you can receive treatment and instructions on how to care for your varicose veins. There are a variety of options depending on the severity of your condition.

 

Compression Treatment

Compression stockings are a one of the oldest lines of treatment for varicose veins. Your doctor will instruct you to purchase special stockings that apply pressure to your legs in a good way, helping blood flow circulate back towards the heart. You can buy a pair of compression stocking in most surgical supply or drug stores.

 

Diet & Exercise

Make sure to avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time and maintain a good exercise regimen. This will help improve blood flow to your legs and help increase your circulation. Be sure and maintain a healthy weight. Elevate your legs at different intervals of the day if you know you are predisposed to or are developing varicose veins. Elevation of the legs will help increase blood flow back to the heart

 

Surgical and Other Treatment Options

When more moderate measures are unsuccessful in management of your varicose veins there are more invasive procedures that can remove or treat the affected vein directly.

Surgical Stripping is an older procedure that involves removing of the varicose vein through incisions in your leg. It is a surgical procedure done under anesthesia and recovery time is about three to six weeks.

Other treatments which are newer and less invasive such as Laser, Radiofrequency, or Sclerotherapy to remove or seal off the affected vein. These procedures may cause bruising initially after treatment but after a short period of time actually improve the appearance of the leg.

All procedures involve some risk, and you should discuss all your options with your doctor. At the Vein Center here in St. Petersburg, a treatment plan will be tailor-made specifically towards your unique medical needs.

Chinese Medicine & Pain Management

At Aria’s Health and Wellness Institute’s Pain Center in St. Petersburg Florida, Chinese medicine, is utilized as an integrative and holistic approach for the treatment and management of stress and pain. We will explore and expound upon how techniques used in Chinese medicine here at the Pain Center can help you get the relief you seek as part of an integrated approach to your treatment plan. Pain Management St. Pete Florida

The history of Chinese medicine dates back to the second century BC. In the text the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon, descriptions of methods used today such as acupuncture and moxibustion to manipulate the Yin and Yang are described in ways that are practiced until today. The idea of Chi or Qi, is first mentioned here in the canon as well. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe there are different kinds of Chi – Life forces, and different methods are used to mobilize or manipulate these energies in the body. Today, we will explore two methods that help manipulate Qi, clear blocked pathways and relieve pain.

 Tui Na

Tui Na, meaning “push and grab”, is a form of tissue manipulation/massage, to energize and bring balance to the Qi in various channels in your body. When the body is ill or injured, blockages in the life forces are formed and these blockages cause pain. A complete massage using Tui Na technique will help get Chi flowing again and restore balance and harmony to the body, relaxing the muscles and alleviate pain. Tui Na can assist in obtaining relief in a number of conditions including:

  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Shoulder, Neck Pain
  • Back Pain, Sciatica
  • Rheumatism, Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains, Strains
  • Fatigue and Stress

Tui Na focuses on restoring one’s overall health and wellbeing, not just the specific injury or pain involved. It’s focus it to restore balance, both mentally and physically, and promote a sense of well-being to the body. Practitioners here at the Pain Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, are skilled in delivering these modalities and can help you on the road to wellness and recovery.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a method commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture. It involves pressure strokes using a smooth edged object over lubricated skin. Stimulating release of harmful toxins from capillaries surrounding affected meridians of the body. Light bruising will occur over the areas that are treated and will usually resolve within a few days.

Studies have shown gua sha to have anti-inflammatory effects and can stimulate the immune system. A number of symptoms and diseases can be treated using gua sha such as: a variety of painful musculoskeletal conditions, neck problems, back pain, asthma and emphysema, to name a few.

We will continue to explore various methods used in Chinese Medicine to promote awareness of all treatment modalities available to you. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our experts here at Aria’s Health and Wellness Institute’s Pain Center, where a variety methods and treatment modalities are used so you can get the help you need.

Sclerotherapy for Treatment of Varicose Veins and Vein Disease

At Aria’s Health and Wellness Center, in St. Petersburg, Florida, professionals at the Vein Center provide treatment for venous insufficiency, and varicose veins. Here at the Vein Center you will find experts in the field who use the latest treatment modalities to help you get relief from veins that are not functioning properly. Poor venous circulation can cause both unsightly varicose and spider veins as well as pain, swelling and fatigue, making it difficult to walk at times.closeup-of-legs-with-varicose-veins-l

Treatment for venous insufficiency and varicose veins goes back as far as the 4th century BCE when Hippocrates wrote about a metal instrument used to treat a clot in the leg. Sclerotherapy is one method to treat venous insufficiency, by injecting a medication directly into the vein and destroying it. The vein collapses and in a few weeks blood is rerouted to new veins. This method of treatment was first used in 1939 by Stuard McAusand, who treated over ten thousand patients using Sclerotherapy.

There are various types of medications that can be injected at the sight of the vein and your clinician will choose what’s most effective for you based on your treatment plan. If you choose to have Sclerotherapy at Aria’s Health and Wellness Center, in St. Petersburg, Florida It is important to follow all instructions given to you by your doctor to adhere to before and following the procedure.

Wear comfortable clothes, a pair of shorts or baggy pants the day of the procedure. Bring along loose fitting shoes as compression hose are immediately placed on the leg after the Sclerotherapy treatment is performed. The day of the procedure don’t shave or moisturize your legs.

Usually a long stretch bandage and compression hose are recommended to be worn after Sclerotherapy takes places. Compression hose is usually placed on the leg and to be worn for a day and night without being removed. The stocking will feel snug but your toes should be warm and able to move freely.

Compression hose is to be worn when out of bed for a period of 10-14 days for optimal healing and minimal bruising. Normal activities are encouraged and you need to allow 6-8 weeks for complete healing. Although you might experience some discomfort after the procedure it is essential to the healing process to walk daily. It will help reduce pain and promote healing.

There is a possibility of skin discoloration at the site as well as bruising, swelling and a tightening sensation of the skin. This is normal response to Sclerotherapy, and usually subsides in 2-3 weeks.

For a complete set of instructions speak with your Doctor so that you have a full set of instructions to follow before and after your Sclerotherapy treatment.

Pain Management Through Physical Therapy

At Aria’s Health and Wellness Center in St. Petersburg, Florida – Pain Management is one of our major concerns. Physical Therapy plays an integral part of the pain management team. Most of us at one point or another in our lives, be it for a broken bone or a sprain that wouldn’t heal, were referred to a Physical Therapist to assist us in managing our pain, improve mobility and restore function to the affected part of the body. We will investigate the origins of the discipline and some of the methods used by physical therapists.

 

A History of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists are highly trained, licensed healthcare professionals who help reduce pain, improve function and restore movement, many times without the need for invasive surgical procedures. Methods used and advocated for by physical therapists go back centuries. Hippocrates instructed on the use of massage, and Hector used hydrotherapy (water therapy) as far back as 460 B.C. In most countries outside the U.S., Physical Therapy goes by the name Physio or Physiotherapy.

In 1894 a professional group of nurses in the United Kingdom created the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Sweden had a Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics which was founded in 1813. Some of the procedures and manipulations used in modern physical therapy were surprisingly found to be used back then. Records indicate affluent Americans travelling to Sweden for treatment that was not yet available in the United States.

In the United States Physical Therapy began at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. in 1914. Research is part and parcel of every evolving profession. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), assisted with the Salk vaccine trials which lead to the development of the vaccine for Polio in 1956.

 

Methods Used

So how do Physical Therapists work their magic? What are some of the techniques they use? First, at the Pain Center here in St. Petersburg, Florida a Physical Therapist will do a complete evaluation and assessment to establish a treatment plan individualized to your needs. Once your needs have been assessed most treatment plans will include some of these techniques:

 

Exercise

Motion and movement of various limbs are an essential part of physical therapy treatment. Some of the movement will include stretching and the use of weights to strengthen and build muscles and improve flexibility and mobility.

Manual Therapy

Massage and the direct hands-on approach is what separates Physical Therapists from other practitioners. The hands-on approach of stretching and working the muscles of patients improve movement, alleviates pain and increases strength.

 

Heat

Muscles, tendons and ligament injuries tend to benefit most from applications of heat, making the affected areas more malleable for the Physical Therapist to work with. It creates a better environment and allows the Physical Therapist to work on your injuries.

 

Ultrasound

When patients suffer from connective tissue injuries, using sound waves which is transmitted via an Ultrasound Wand, can generate heat and warm up tissues and prepare it for manual therapy and exercise.

 

These are some of the methods and techniques used by Physical Therapists here at Aria’s Health and Wellness Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. Call us for an appointment and let us help you on your journey to wellness!

Chiropractic Pain Relief

St. Pete Chiropractors

At Aria’s Health and Wellness Pain Clinic in St Petersburg, Florida, the goal is to help pain sufferers find relief and help you along the road to wellness. This week we will explore the Chiropractic method and how Chiropractors work to help relieve back pain. Over 22 million Americans seek treatment from chiropractors annually. Chiropractors are health care professionals who focus on diagnosing neuromuscular problems and treat patients via adjustments or manipulation of the spine.

Chiropractors concentrate on the relationship between the nervous system and your spine and treat a myriad of conditions such as, lower back pain, sciatica, strains, whiplash, pain experienced from arthritis and headaches. The goal of the chiropractic treatment is to increase activity, alleviate pain and restore function and mobility.

Daniel David Palmer was the founder of the Chiropractic discipline in 1895. The word chiropractic literally means – “done by hand.” Palmer believed that the cause of all illness and disease could be removed by the human hand, through direct manipulation. His first patient, Harvey Lillard reported that after Palmer worked on him his deafness was cured. The Palmer School of Chiropractic was started in 1905.

Chiropractic Treatments

A large percentage of chiropractic treatments focus on helping patients find relief from lower back pain via direct spinal manipulation. At Aria’s Health and Wellness Pain Clinic in St Petersburg, Florida, chiropractors use their hands or a device to apply controlled pressure to a part of the spine. In this way, proper alignment of the spine will allow the body to heal without invasive surgery. Chiropractic treatment is generally considered to a safe and effective non-invasive method to get relief from back pain.

Chiropractic Evaluation

When being evaluated by a chiropractor always provide them with a complete medical history so they can take all of your medical issues into account before starting treatment When giving a history, and presenting your symptoms you should always include the following:

  • How long do you have the pain and when did it start?
  • The location of the pain
  • Was the pain your experiencing a direct result of injury?
  • What exacerbates your pain- any specific movement or position?
  • How would you describe your pain- sharp, dull, piercing or throbbing?
  • Is your pain continuous or does it come and go?

Chiropractic Examination

After providing your medical history and describing your symptoms in detail, you will be examined the Chiropractor. You exam will include assessing your blood pressure, pulse respiration and specific neuromuscular tests that will evaluate you for:

  • Your muscle strength
  • The range of motion – how far you can move the body part affected.
  • Your neurological status
  • Your muscle strength
  • How well your reflexes are functioning

Chiropractic Diagnosis

Upon completion of your evaluation the Chiropractor might decide that further diagnostic studies might be needed, such as, x-rays, or an MRI. After evaluating your history, physical exam and possible results of diagnostic studies he/she will provide you with a diagnosis and create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your individual needs. Chiropractic Medicine is an integral part of  this St. Petersburg Pain Clinic’s strategy to reduce pain and improve your level of function. Our team of professionals will custom tailor a plan for you to find you relief from what ever pain you are suffering from.

“What Is Vein Disease?” | Aria Vein Center St. Pete

What Is Vein Disease?

There are a variety of components that go into venous diseases– illnesses that affect the veins in your body. At the Aria Health + Wellness, Vein Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, specialists are here to help treat a variety of conditions that affect the veins in your body and help promote optimal venous health. The veins carry de-oxygenated blood towards your heart and lungs where they pick up oxygen and have valves to prevent back flow.

What Are Blod Clots?

Your veins are a key component of your circulatory system, and damage to veins can come in a variety of forms. The most commonly known, and most serious would be a blood clot, otherwise known as a thrombosis, which usually occurs in the leg. Blood clots, also known as Deep Vein Thrombosis, (DVT) can be life threatening if they travel from the legs to the lungs. It’s important to be aware of some of the signs of a blood clot to the leg, such as redness and swelling. Pain can occur in your leg that begins in the calf and can feel sore and begin to cramp. Sometimes clots can occur with no noticeable symptoms. Your doctor will prescribe blood thinners to treat the blood clot.

Blood Clot Prevention.

Prevention of blood clots is a key component in wellness. Avoid staying in one place for long periods of time. When in a cramped space, such as traveling on an airplane, be sure to get up frequently, and exercise your legs even while sitting in place. Avoid crossing your legs as this impairs circulation. Never sit for long periods of time. Exercise is essential in lowering your risk of blood clots, and is especially important when you are more sedentary or travel frequently.  Take your prescribed medication regimen if you were ever treated for a blood clot to prevent new ones from forming.

If the clot travels to the lungs, this can result in a life threatening condition called a Pulmonary Embolism. Signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism include, unexplained shortness of breath, chest pain that gets worse when taking a deep breath or coughing, a rapid pulse, spitting up blood, and feeling lightheaded, dizzy or faint.  If you experience any of the above symptoms, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

What Are Varicose Veins?

Another more common, less severe, disease of the venous system would be varicose veins.  Varicose veins usually form in the legs, as they are caused by pressure placed on the venous valves. These weakened valves then allow blood to pool, and the improper circulation of the blood, leads to the twisted, gnarled, look of what is called varicose veins.

At the Aria and Wellness, Vein Center, here in St Petersburg, Florida, you can be evaluated and assessed for treatment of varicose veins. Treatment for your varicose veins are not only cosmetic in nature. As Veins are an essential part of the circulatory system, getting treatment can be the right step in improving your overall circulatory health and wellness.

The Right Pain Clinic In St. Petersburg, FL.

Pain Management

Aria Health and Wellness Institute’s Pain Clinic in St. Petersburg Florida provides a holistic approach to pain management. All of us have experienced pain in one form or another during our lifetime and dealing with pain is sometimes a bewildering and frightening experience. We will be bringing you tips and research from a variety of perspectives so you can improve your functionality and enjoy your daily activities more fully.

The first step to managing your pain is determining the cause. When you experience pain the body is telling you something is not right. If you experience any pain, get evaluated by your physician so the cause of the pain can be determined and a treatment plan can be made tailored specifically to your needs.

Pain is subjective, meaning no one can tell you how you feel, and what you experience as pain. The level you feel varies in each individual. So while two people might both have a broken ankle, each person might rate the level of pain they experience very differently. Each person has a different threshold, or tolerance for pain and should be treated accordingly.

There are variety of approaches and treatment modalities used to get relief from the pain you’re experiencing. Here at the Aria Pain Clinic in St. Petersburg Florida, you will have access to a variety of services that can help you along the road towards pain relief and wellness.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture and massage have been used for thousands of years in China to help treat a variety of medical symptoms. According to Chinese tradition, Qi (pronounced chee) – or energy flows though different meridians or planes of the body. Each meridian connects to a specific organ. When Qi lines are blocked illness or pain ensues. Acupuncture helps access and treat those blockages so QI can flow freely through the body.

Massage Therapy

Massage is used to reduce pain in several of areas of the body. There are a variety of types of massage, mostly using the hands and fingers to rub and manipulate soft tissue and muscles to relieve stress, pressure and pain from joints and muscles. Massage therapy dates back thousands of years utilized in countries such as Rome, Egypt, China and India. Hippocrates called medicine, “the art of rubbing,” and many people find tremendous relief from pain, stress and anxiety through massage therapy.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists help increase mobility and function of limbs through movement and exercise. This movement decreases pain and helps prevent obesity. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the use of physical therapy for back pain, helps lower the amount of medications, injections and surgery used.

Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine deals primarily with the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractors help patients find pain relief from nerve, muscle and skeletal issues by providing manipulations and manual adjustments which relieve acute and chronic pain symptoms.

Medications

There are a variety of medications used to help treat pain. Depending on your coexisting medical conditions, your doctor will prescribe one that is best suited for the type of pain you’re experiencing and take into account any other medical conditions you might have. One of the things to always keep in mind is the timing of your medication. If you know for instance you want to try a more vigorous exercise, such as tennis, and you know your back acts up, take the medication an hour or so prior to beginning your game so you can play your best and enjoy your time on the court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spider Vein Treatment in St. Petersburg, FL.

Finding Relief From Spider Veins In St. Pete

Spider veins are a condition that is very similar to varicose veins which affects the vascular system. It is characterized by small, swollen and raised blood vessels visible through the skin on the face or legs. The swellings resemble spider legs, thus the name. They can be green or blue when they affect veins or red when it is capillaries involved. Spider veins are very common among children and pregnant women.

The Vein Center at Aria Health + Wellness Institute offers a spider vein treatment in St. Petersburg, FL to help people deal with this potentially disfiguring condition. Below are four of the most effective treatments offered at The Vein Center at Aria to deal with these conditions.

Microphlebectomy

Microphlebectomy is one of the most modern forms of spider vein treatment in St. Petersburg, FL. It is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of veins. It is therefore applicable when the spider veins affect veins and not capillaries. The procedure involves the use of small puncture needles that make tiny incisions on the skin above the spider vein for the vein to be removed through. Unlike surgical stripping of veins, Microphlebectomy is much less invasive and this results in quicker recovery and less scaring. At Aria Vein Center in St. Petersburg FL, this form of spider vein treatment is offered as an outpatient service with local anesthesia. This means that you will not have to lose time or money with cumbersome treatment plans.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is in a lot of ways similar to Microphlebectomy. The difference comes in two ways; where it is applied and how the procedure is done. Ambulatory Phlebectomy is restricted to veins below the saphenofemoral and saphenopopliteal junctions. In simpler terms, these two refer to the thigh and regions just below the knee respectively. The procedure itself is a little bit more invasive than Microphlebectomy as it involves use of larger puncture needles.

Radio Frequency Ablation

This is a non-surgical form of spider vein treatment in St. Petersburg, FL. Radio frequency ablation falls under a category of treatment known as endovenous therapy where the swollen blood vessels are treated without being removed from the body. The heat energy delivered through this therapy causes localized damage to the target tissue which in this case is the dilated vein’s wall. The procedure is completely scar free making it ideal for spider veins on the face. There also fewer complications with radio frequency compared to more invasive procedures.

Sclerotherapy

This is the one of the oldest treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. It involves hardening the walls of the blood vessels and forcing them to shrink and stick together. This is achieved by injecting a special solution at the site of the swelling. This irritates the walls of the vessel with the reflex reaction being that it shrinks and sticks together. With time, this part turns into scar tissue and fades from the surface of the skin. Sclerotherapy is a common form of spider veins therapy in St. Petersburg, FL and is no doubt one of the most effective. This is especially true with larger veins in the leg.

For the best care and spider vein treatment in St. Petersburg, FL, The Vein Center at Aria is the place to visit. With experts in the field, cutting edge technology and effective treatment plans, you will be sure to get your smooth face of legs back in no time