Malcolm Rude, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Spider Vein Treatment

Skin Care & Non-Surgical Treatments

 

Spider-Vein Treatment

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins – known in the medical world as telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities – are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these super-fine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it.

A number of factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity, pregnancy and other events that cause hormonal shifts, weight gain, occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing, and the use of certain medications.

Diminishing unsightly ‘Spider Veins’
Millions of women are bothered by spider veins – those small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles. In fact, it’s estimated that at least half of the adult female population is plagued with this common cosmetic problem.

Spider Vein Today, many plastic surgeons are treating spider veins with sclerotherapy. In this rather simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.

Sclerotherapy – Injections

Today, many plastic surgeons are treating them with sclerotherapy. In this rather simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.

Spider vein before and after
Images from: asclera.com

Laser Technology

Advanced laser technology offers an effective non-invasive option for the treatment of varicose and spider veins. This breakthrough technology selectively targets and coagulates problem vessels while leaving the surrounding skin unchanged. Both types of veins require multiple treatments over the course of a few months.

You may also be interested in complimentary procedures like Skin Analysis, Port-wine stain or Chemical peel.

Spider vein laser
Images thanks to our laser company, AAI. Find more information about them at aaihealthcare.com
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