Back VeinsDo you notice small spider veins or larger blue veins on your back or shoulders? These unsightly veins may only be a cosmetic issue, but if you’re constantly trying to keep them covered up, there is an answer. Some people have spider veins on the back or shoulders. Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin. They may be red, blue, purplish, or greenish in color. Others have larger, quite noticeable blue veins just under the skin on the back or shoulders.
Unsightly veins on your back or shoulders may be cosmetic, but treating them safely and effectively takes an expert. At Bellamah Vein Center, Dr. David Bellamah will recommend the right procedure to treat these irritating veins.
Treating Back Veins with VeinGogh
Often, back veins can be treated with a state-of-the-art procedure called VeinGogh. VeinGogh uses a hair-thin probe to deliver a microburst of energy to the vein. The resulting heat causes the vein to collapse and disappear. The surrounding skin is not damaged, so there is usually only a minimal amount of redness after the procedure. Most cases require a series of treatments scheduled a few weeks apart.
Treating Back Veins with SclerotherapySome back veins are treated with sclerotherapy. In sclerotherapy, a tiny needle is used to make multiple injections of a solution (called a sclerosant) into the vein. This solution causes the vein walls to stick together and then seal shut. The vein can no longer hold blood and is eventually absorbed by the body. It will take several weeks for the treated veins to fade and disappear. Most cases require a series of treatments scheduled a few weeks apart.
You don’t have to cover up your back and shoulders forever! Bellamah Vein Center’s state-of-the-art procedures, performed in our comfortable office setting in Missoula and Kalispell, will make you feel confident about baring your shoulders once again.