Spider Veins

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is the method for eliminating superficial telangiectasias (spider veins) by the injection of a sclerosing agent into the veins. The majority or most patients will have a significant clearing of the veins with little to no down time.

Polidocanol is the sclerosing agent that will be used in our sclerotherapy procedures. Polidocanol is a European drug not yet approved by FDA. We chose to use this agent in our Sclerotherapy procedures because it is believed by many vein specialists to be the safest sclerosing agent with the least amount of side effects.

Laser Treatment for Spider Veins involves directing the laser over the specific vein to be treated, the beam is then heated, resulting in destruction of the vein walls. There is usually minimal reaction after the laser therapy. After the treatment, a compression bandage or hose is worn up to two weeks. Laser therapy is often used in conjunction with sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose and spider veins.

It is very important to realize that sclerotherapy/laser treatments do not prevent the development of new spider veins and varicosities later in life. Many people require treatments from time to time to keep their legs clear. The total number of treatments depends upon the amount and the severity of the vein (average is 3-5 but can take more than 10 in severe cases). In each session multiple areas can be treated. Each vein may need to be injected several times, in order to clear or improve the condition. Improvement is usually seen in a period of months.

Risks associated with Laser/Sclerotherapy may include: Pain, burning, blister formation, and stinging sensation at the treatment site; hyper pigmentation (increase in skin color or darkening), poor cosmetic outcome, recurrence of vessels in at the treated site, allergic reaction, superficial clot formation, bleeding, matting, bruising, ulcer formation and or temporary phlebitis at the treatment site.

Pricing varies upon individual conditions. Call now for a consultation!

FAQs

Veins are the blood vessels in your body that deliver blood to your heart. Spider veins are small veins that are visible below the surface of your skin. Spider veins form thin webs or branches under your skin and often appear to be blue, purple, or red. Spider veins form when veins suffer damage. While they don’t typically cause pain, they can be unsightly. They are similar to varicose veins, but not as large or textured.  If you find yourself covering up because you’re embarrassed about spider veins, it’s time to find out what your treatment options are.

Your veins get damaged and become spider veins when the valves in the vessels allow blood to flow backward. The valves in blood vessels can weaken and blood can pool in your veins, creating spider veins. If you’re a woman, you’re more likely to get spider veins than a man. Hormonal changes that occur with taking birth control, being pregnant, or going through menopause increase your risk for spider veins.

Some common risk factors of spider veins include:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Family history
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Hormone changes
  • History of blood clots
Spider veins are often a cosmetic concern, and there are a number of treatment options for getting rid of them. Some conservative methods help prevent and treat spider veins. You can increase your activity level and work toward a healthy weight to help keep your veins healthy. Cosmetic procedures also address spider veins. ThreeForMe laser treatment uses heat energy to treat unsightly spider veins.  Laser energy permanently damages spider veins, closing off the blood flow. When the damaged vessels are closed, your body eliminates them and spider veins fade from view.  Cosmetic vein treatment is a safe, minimally invasive method of treating varicose veins. Soon after treatment, your spider veins disappear and you have smoother, younger-looking skin.

Risks may include: Pain, burning, blister formation, and stinging sensation at the treatment site; hyper pigmentation (increase in skin color or darkening), poor cosmetic outcome, recurrence of vessels in at the treated site, allergic reaction, superficial clot formation, bleeding, matting, bruising, ulcer formation and or temporary phlebitis at the treatment site.

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SPIDER VEINS
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