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Top Signs You’re a Good Candidate For Varicose Vein Treatment

Do you suffer from tired, achy, and painful legs caused by varicose veins? Here are some signs that you might be a good candidate for varicose vein treatments such as sclerotherapy and echosclerotherapy at our Calgary vein clinic.

Varicose and spider vein treatments are designed to treat abnormal veins that typically develop in the legs and feet. Varicose veins often look blue, twisted, and bulging, and then tend to feel uncomfortable. Spider veins however are closer to the skin surface and smaller. 

If you are suffering from this condition, there are a number of treatment options available, including: 

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Echosclerotherapy
  • Compression stockings 
  • Laser/photodynamic therapy 
  • Vein surgery 

Remember: Always talk to your vein specialist about all of your varicose vein treatment options before deciding on which one is best suited for you. 

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With over 20 years of experience, our Calgary clinic is a leader in spider vein and varicose vein treatment, including sclerotherapy, echosclerotherapy, and compression stockings. Our knowledgeable team, physicians, and staff are committed to helping you find the best solution for all your varicose vein concerns. 



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When Should I Consider a Varicose or Spider Vein Treatment? 

For most people with spider veins, it can present a huge cosmetic issue, and you may want to consider treating them if you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your legs. You could be a good candidate for spider vein treatment if: 

  • Conservative management, such as losing weight and wearing compression stockings hasn’t worked
  • You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for the results
  • You can follow through with the aftercare instructions given to you by your vein specialist

Varicose Vein Treatment 

Unlike spider veins, varicose veins can pose more than just a cosmetic problem. If you are experiencing pain, tired/achy legs, or other symptoms that are diminishing your quality of life, you may want to consider a varicose vein treatment. 

Your vein specialist may decide you’re a good candidate for this procedure if:

  • Your varicose veins are large, protruding, or unsightly
  • The veins have become swollen, red, tender, or warm to the touch 
  • The skin over the veins has changed texture or colour 
  • You are experiencing symptoms such as pain, cramping, aching, tired legs, and heaviness
  • Conservative management such as wearing compression stockings or losing weight hasn’t worked


Who is Not a Good Candidate For Varicose or Spider Vein Treatment? 

The more advanced, minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose veins are suitable for most people. However, you may not be a good candidate for these procedures if you:

  • Are on blood thinning medication 
  • Are pregnant 
  • Have an arterial disease in your legs or other vein problems 
  • Have unrealistic expectations for cosmetic improvement 
  • Have had a blood clot. Your eligibility will depend on the cause of the clot and its location 
  • Have a severe illness or infection 

Talk To Our Vein Specialist About a Sclerotherapy Treatment 

Sclerotherapy is one of the most trusted and popular treatments for spider veins and small varicose veins. If you are struggling with the appearance and symptoms of spider/varicose veins, then sclerotherapy could be right for you. 

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We are happy to announce that we are now open. If you have any questions about the costs and benefits of sclerotherapy and echosclerotherapy, contact us today at (403) 253-2555 or fill in our online contact form.

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