Spider Vein Leg Treatment
Varicose veins are small superficial blood vessels that appear red or blue in the skin. They commonly occur on the legs, but are also found on the face or other areas of the body. To determine what treatment is necessary an ultrasound will be recommended. The injections solutions available such as Glycerin and foam are slightly different, and the choice of which to use depends on several factors including the size of the vessel. Your dermatologist will choose a solution that is best for your particular case.
After several treatments, most patients can expect an 80-90 percent improvement. Fading will gradually occur over months. Disappearance of treated spider veins is usually achieved, but similar veins may appear in the same general area.
Healthy veins have valves, which open and close to assist blood flow. Over time, these valves can become damaged or diseased, causing the unsightly bluish blotches known as varicose veins. Some people develop varicose veins due to genetics or hormone changes like those associated with pregnancy. For others, varicose veins are simply a natural part of the aging process.
Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area being treated. Unlike traditional plastic surgery, patients who have undergone VNUS Closure usually resume normal activity in 1-2 days.
Laser and VNUS spider vein treatments are done on an outpatient basis in our ultra modern operating suite.
Laser Vascular Treatment
A large majority of skin conditions are the result of abnormal blood vessels. These conditions include port-wine birthmarks, angiomas, hemangiomas, spider veins on the face and legs, inflammatory acne, psoriasis, and warts. Some conditions, such as fine wrinkles and uneven pigmentation, result from extensive sun damage. All of these conditions can be treated with a vascular laser.