Treatment Options For Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy: This is the primary procedure for spider vein treatment in the legs and can be used to treat both the medium blue-green veins and smaller purple spider veins. A series of injections are performed using a FDA approved detergent solution which causes the target veins to seal up so all that remains is a small cord which is no longer visible. The body then dissolves the small vein remnant over the next few months. We frequently utilize Veinlite, a fiber-optic light used to transilluminate the skin, which allows for much better visualization of the smaller superficial veins. Knowledge of the surrounding "feeder" vessels and interconnections in the areas to be treated will allow us to provide you the longest lasting and cosmetically attractive treatment currently available. Treatment is done in 30-60 minute sessions and you can return to normal activity immediately afterwards.
Surface Laser and Broad Band Light: These procedures are used to treat any of the very small purple spider veins, tiny red vessels, or rosacea which may be too small to inject. Treatment is done in 30-60 minute sessions and you can return to normal activity immediately afterwards. This type of treatment is typically used as a first line treatment for small facial veins, and occasionally used as a second line treatment for leg veins, after all the larger deeper vessels in the area have been addressed with sclerotherapy.