If you’re living with spider veins, their unsightly appearance can make you feel self-conscious and can be accompanied by some unwanted symptoms, such as pain, itching, and swelling. At Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, the team can help reduce the appearance and discomfort of spider veins with painless sclerotherapy injections. You don’t have to hide your legs anymore. To schedule your spider vein consultation, call the office today or book your appointment online.
Spider veins are a type of varicose veins, the twisted, enlarged veins that may be sore and tender to the touch.
Spider veins are thinner, lighter, and closer to the skin’s surface than varicose veins. Commonly found on the legs and face, spider veins are named for their spider web-like appearance.
Varicose and spider veins occur when irregular blood flow causes clogs that weaken the walls of the vein, causing it to expand. Some men and women don’t have any physical symptoms of spider veins. Others may experience:
Even if your spider veins aren’t causing any discomfort, their unsightly appearance may still have an impact on your self-confidence.
Sclerotherapy is a type of cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins.
During sclerotherapy treatment, your Thomas Dermatology provider injects a solution directly into the vein. The solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to travel through other, healthier veins. The treated vein eventually collapses before being reabsorbed into the body.
To ensure sclerotherapy injections are the right treatment for you, your provider reviews your health history, including medications and any underlying blood vessel disease, before evaluating the spider veins you want to treat.
Your provider uses ultra-thin needles for a painless procedure that requires no anesthesia and has no scarring or downtime.
Immediately after sclerotherapy injections, you’ll be able to get up and move around. In fact, movement encourages the clotting process to help treated veins scar and dissolve.
Just remember to avoid especially strenuous activity for at least two weeks after treatment. Compression stockings or bandages are recommended to maintain good pressure on the treated areas.
Spider veins generally disappear around the 3-6 week mark. Larger veins may take a few more months to dissolve. Thomas Dermatology suggests additional sessions for some men and women to achieve optimal results. Your treated veins will not return.
Sclerotherapy injections for spider veins offer significant cosmetic benefits, and in some cases, can reduce the pain and discomfort that larger veins may cause.
For a comprehensive spider vein consultation, call Thomas Dermatology or book your appointment online today.