Do you find yourself wearing long pants year-round because your unsightly spider veins embarrass you? Spider veins are thin, visible veins that sprawl across the surface of the skin, resembling spider legs or webs. They are typically bluish, red or purple in color and are found mostly on the legs, feet and face.
Spider veins typically don’t exhibit any symptoms and are often considered a cosmetic issue. If this describes your legs, then spider vein treatment (which is officially referred to as sclerotherapy) can help. It is a simple, inexpensive treatment. Call today and start now.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive medical procedure that eliminates spider veins by injecting a special sclerosing solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing the vein to collapse and become virtually unnoticeable after being absorbed by your body. This treatment is safe, effective and has little to no down time.
At Advanced Laser Clinic we offer free consultations to make sure that you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy. During your consultation we will discuss all aspects of before, during and after the treatment. Here a few important things to consider.
The Benefits of Sclerotherapy
Spider vein treatment is safe and effective for all ages. We only use an FDA approved medication. Most patients only experience minimal pain and describe the procedure as a slight stinging sensation with mild cramping. There is a very fast recovery time. You can resume normal activity immediately following the procedure. It’s a low cost solution that may even reduce or eliminate any associated aches and pains from your spider veins.
Temporary Side Effects
There are few side effects that may occur at the injection site after your treatment. These include dark lines or spots, swelling and/or redness at the injection site and bruising. With spider vein treatment, your veins usually look worse before they start looking better.
After The Procedure
You can resume normal activities right away, in fact walking and activity is good immediately after treatment. You’re encouraged to wear compression hose for 5 to 7 days after your procedure and this will be discussed during your consultation. The compression hose aides in healing. And you’ll want to avoid hot baths, hot compresses, whirlpools, saunas and direct sunlight for several weeks.
Keep in mind that your spider veins will always look worse before they begin to look better, but you will begin to notice a difference in just 4 to 6 weeks. At that time we can evaluate if any further treatment if needed.
When you are ready to eliminate those spider veins, contact us at Advanced Laser Clinic for your free consultation and to schedule your treatment time. Don’t spend another summer wearing pants. This is the time of year to get rid of those spider veins forever.