When the weather warms, it’s time for most of us trade out our heavy winter clothes for lighter spring attire. Sun dresses, shorts, short skirts, even swimsuits become the uniform of the day. But for 80 million or more Americans, mostly women, spider or varicose veins make the transition to summer a stressful time. The good news is that simple and convenient procedures are available for the treatment of spider and varicose veins.
If you want to banish or reduce spider veins, schedule a sclerotherapy consultation with the cosmetic dermatologists at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery today.
Sclerotherapy is a proven treatment for spider veins. It involves the injection of solutions that irritate the blood vessels in order to cause their destruction. Blood flow then shifts to other healthy veins. New foam preparations make it possible for patients with large varicose veins to benefit from this minimally invasive procedure and avoid painful vein-stripping surgery.
Sclerotherapy eliminates spider and varicose veins from the inside out. Scarring and the need for general anesthesia are eliminated.
Individual results may vary.
Visible veins of the face and legs can now be treated with a variety of laser and light treatments, including the novel MicroVein system. A series of laser vein treatments can significantly reduce spider veins without the use of needles, but larger vessels may still require sclerotherapy.
Women are far more likely to develop spider and varicose veins of the legs than men. Heredity is the leading risk factor for developing spider and varicose veins. Other contributing factors include aging, pregnancy and hormonal changes including menopause and hormone replacement therapy, obesity and working in jobs that require continuous standing. Treatment can reduce the appearance of spider and varicose veins, but there is no prevention or cure.
If you are self-conscious about the visible spider veins on your legs, face, and other parts of your body, the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery can help. Please schedule a varicose vein treatment consultation with our cosmetic dermatologists today.