Close to over half of adult females and nearly half of adult men suffer from some sort of vein issues, including spider veins. Although most frequently found as clusters as tiny red or blue veins across areas of the legs, such as the ankles, thighs and behind the knees, tiny spider veins, called telangiectasia, can develop on the face, especially around the nose and cheeks. Telangiectasia will not go away on their own, and there is no way to prevent their development.
Sclerotherapy, the gold standard in treating spider veins located on the legs, is not generally a good treatment option for facial spider veins, as the risk of skin damage (ulcer, scarring) or damage to surrounding structures (such as the eyes) is too great, we offer the FDA-approved VeinGogh device to eliminate these unwanted veins. VeinGogh delivers outstanding results using proprietary Microburst Technology™, which generates a tiny, regulated, high-frequency current delivered to the vessel via a hair-thin probe. A “microburst” of energy selectively heats the vein, coagulating the blood and collapsing the vein wall, which is quickly absorbed into the body. All of this is accomplished without affecting the outer layers of the skin, resulting in little downtime. VeinGogh works best on spider veins up to 0.3mm, and is not designed to treat feeders or larger vessels deep beneath the surface.
Patients experience only minor discomfort with this treatment. Although many patients only require one treatment, some cases will require additional treatments, as prescribed by Dr. Schwartz.
Symptoms of Spider Veins
- Clusters of bluish-purplish threadlike veins
- Typically located on ankles, calves, thighs
- Itching, burning, throbbing
- Also found on nose/face, occasionally on chest or body
When you choose Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz for your vein procedure, you will be working with an experienced physician who specializes in vein disease. Dr. Schwartz is known as Kansas City’s “Original Vein Doctor” and the only triple board-certified vascular surgeon performing vein treatments in the area. Premier Vein & Body was founded in 2003 and was one of the first vein treatment centers in the Kansas City area. Dr. Schwartz is certified as an RVT (Registered Vascular Technician) and RPVI (Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation). These certifications are in venous ultrasounds technology, ensuring the most thorough diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. With over 12,000 vein procedures performed, we’re confident that we can help you no matter what your vein condition might be.
To learn more about the treatment of Spider Veins, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves Kansas City, Leawood, and Overland Park.
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