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Spider Veins Sclerotherapy

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Look as Healthy as You Feel

Veins carry blood to the heart, and contain valves to keep the blood from flowing backwards. If those valves become weakened or damaged (also called venous insufficiency), blood can pool inside the vein, causing it to “branch out” and present as spider veins. Typically, spider veins become most visible through the skin on the legs and face. While not harmful they can feel unattractive, and you may want to treat them for cosmetic reasons.

Spider veins usually cause little or no discomfort. Risk factors for developing these unsightly veins include age, gender (more commonly in women), personal or family history of vein problems, hormonal changes (including puberty, pregnancy and menopause), obesity, lack of movement (sitting or standing for extended periods of time), excess pressure on the face (coughing, sneezing and vomiting can make this more likely), previous damage to the veins or blood clots, and sun damage.

There are several therapies available to treat your spider veins. These include laser therapy, which works well on some of the small veins located close to the skin’s surface, and sclerotherapy, an injection therapy often used to treat leg veins. Depending on the location and size of the area being treated, your Advanced Dermatology provider will select the optimal treatment plan for you.

Laser Therapy
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Laser Therapy

Pulsed dye laser and Nd:YAG laser may also be used to treat unwanted leg veins. The laser energy heats the unwanted vessels and causes them to close so that they no longer contain blood. This improves the look of the treated areas.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure and is often the preferred treatment for spider veins. Advanced Dermatology’s specially trained providers inject a solution into the vein which causes the vein to close. The treated vein fades or disappears as it is reabsorbed into the body. Most people will see a large improvement after a single treatment, however, sometimes more than one session is needed. You may be asked to wear compression socks/stockings after your procedure to ensure you receive the best possible result.

Your Advanced Dermatology provider will discuss the optimal treatment plan for you. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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