You look and feel your best when your skin appears young and healthy. The emergence of varicose and spider veins, can cause physical discomfort and make you feel self-conscious and insecure. They are caused by many factors including heredity, age, weight, and extended time spent standing or sitting. These dark blue, purple, and red veins may be large and protrude (varicose veins) or appear small and thin (spider veins).
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment designed to address spider veins. It involves injecting a sterile, foamy solution into the affected vein with a fine needle. The irritation caused by the solution pushing through the spider vein causes them to shrink. While immediate results are visible, it typically takes multiple treatments before the affected vein closes and the blood is rerouted. Once the body reroutes blood to healthier veins, the spider vein disappears.
Laser vein treatments use advanced laser technology to target and destroy the blood vessels responsible for veins, causing them to visibly disappear. Since the laser targets the blood vessels within the vein, there is minimal or no damage to the outer layer of skin. A series of treatments may be needed to fully clear blood vessels and reduce the appearance of the veins completely. Typically, one to four sessions are needed for desired results.