Vein Treatments

Treating visible, gnarled, and enlarged veins.

Leg Vein Treatment

There are two main ways of treating spider veins on the legs. The fist is Sclerotherapy in which a material known as a sclerosant is injected through a very tiny needle into the veins.

Flushing the vein with this material then causes the vein to scar over from the inside and therefore close it down. It is usual that more than one or several treatments may be necessary. The treatment is virtually painless, and the main side effect is a temporary discoloration over the veins as it heals. Unfortunately, more veins may develop over time, so repeat treatments may be necessary. The second way of treating these is with a vascular laser. In this treatment, a laser is used to create damage on the inside of the blood vessels instead of the injection. You still may need more than one treatment. The likelihood of discoloration is perhaps slightly less with the laser.

Although relatively painless, you may experience some side effects such as itching, burning, or redness at the treated site. These sensations usually fade within several minutes of completing the session. Rarely, some patients may experience mild muscle aches/cramps for the first couple of days. Wearing compression stockings after the treatment, along with avoiding exercise, exposure to heat, and direct sun, will help reduce discomfort. Gentle flexing of the legs may also help provide relief. Sedation is not necessary for this procedure.

Bruising is an expected part of the healing process and the treated areas will often look worse before healing. You will typically start to see results around 6-8 weeks after treatment with full results visible after two to three months. Keep in mind that Sclerotherapy can only target existing spider veins - if you are predisposed, you may need continuing treatments to target any new problem areas.

Requesting an appointment for a Vein Treatment

Our vein treatments are non-invasive or minimally invasive methods to improve the appearance of spider veins. Optimal aesthetic results can be obtained in a series of treatment sessions. Immediately following the treatment session, most people resume their regular activities. If you no longer want to look at visible veins and feel you would be happier having them treated, please contact us for an appointment.

Our Vein Treatments:

The level of discomfort you will feel during our vein treatments will vary depending on the location and size of the visible vein area. It can be slightly uncomfortable due to the heat produced by the laser, but is very easy to tolerate.

Vein Laser Treatment:

Our laser vein treatment takes 15 to 30 minutes; a vascular laser targets the veins that require attention. The focused beam of light does not affect the nearby normal veins, skin and tissue. The laser gently heats up the vein and destroys it. Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears. The laser treatment may have to be done more than once to achieve the desired results. [ Request a consultation ]

Sclerotherapy Injection Treatment:

With Sclerotherapy, a provider will inject medication into the veins which causes them to shrink and disappear. Sclerotherapy injections may require more than one treatment to achieve the desired results. With a small needle, an FDA-approved sclerosant is injected directly into the vein in a relatively painless procedure. The sclerosant causes the blood vessel to clot, allowing it to heal over time. Eventually, healthy tissue replaces the treated vein. Typically, this process will produce the desired results after 4-6 treatments. [ Request a consultation ]

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