Spider veins are visible, dilated blood vessels that have a branching pattern. They are typically found on the lower legs, thighs, and sometimes on the face. They’re progressive and increase in visibility and number with age. Sclerotherapy and laser spider vein treatment options are utilized to treat these vessels, making them less visible until they dissipate.
Spider Vein Treatment: Are You a Good Candidate?
The following is a list of a few of the common reasons to think about undergoing spider vein treatment:
- You’re embarrassed by the noticeable branching veins on your lower legs and thighs
- You don’t wear shorts or swimsuits because you do not want other people to see the spider veins
- Facial branching veins make you use makeup to conceal them
- You aren’t pregnant and don’t have a blood clot formation history
If you’re in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and a positive attitude, you’re more than likely an excellent candidate for spider vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy is efficient for many types of veins. A sclerosing agent is injected into the vein, and the agent causes the vein to shrink and slowly vanish over time.
Laser spider vein treatment can treat smaller vessels easier than sclerotherapy, particularly on sensitive regions such as your ankle. However, it all depends on the unique case.
More than one procedure is often required since all of your veins may not respond to the initial spider vein treatment. As spider veins are progressive in nature, it’s possible that new spider veins may sprout up over time. You may require repeated treatment at our office every couple of years to maintain improvement.
For more information about spider vein treatment options, talk to the experts at Rao Dermatology during an initial consultation. We have offices located in Manhattan, Atlantic Highlands, Woodbridge, Hanford, and Fresno. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!