What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are tiny, damaged veins that typically measure less than 1mm in diameter. They often arise in clusters on the surface of the legs. They can also appear on the face, primarily on the nose and cheeks. While spider veins don’t usually bring about any pain or harm, you shouldn’t ignore them as they may be a sign of a deeper venous issue.
So why do you get spider veins? There are a number of factors that can contribute to this condition including heredity, obesity, hormonal changes during life events like pregnancy and menopause, and standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Spider Vein Treatment Options
Here’s a brief overview of several of the most effective spider vein treatments we offer:
Known as the gold standard in spider vein treatment, sclerotherapy involves injecting an FDA-approved solution directly into the vein through a small needle. The solution will affect the lining of the vein so that it collapses and eventually disappears. While sclerotherapy treatment plans vary, you’ll likely require a series of 3 to 5 treatments over the course of several months to enjoy optimal results.
Laser Spider Vein Removal
Laser spider vein removal is just what it sounds like: a laser that is used to remove veins. During the treatment, we’ll place a special laser onto your skin. Although you may experience a pinch or rubber band snap, this is a sign that the laser is working and getting rid of your spider veins. The density, size, and severity of your spider veins will determine how many treatments you require.
Veingogh is a newer vein treatment that works via microburst technology and eliminates the tiniest of spider veins on the face and nose – known as telangiectasia. This device uses heat to collapse damaged veins so that they fade away in time. Thanks to this cutting-edge microburst technology, we’re able to treat spider veins with greater precision and reduce the risk of damaging the surrounding tissues and vessels with heat. If you undergo Veingogh, you can expect heat to be applied to the affected vessel via a fiber that’s about the width of a human hair.