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About Spider Veins

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.

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Spider Veins Q & A

What causes spider veins?

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:

  • Cramping
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Throbbing

Even if your spider veins aren’t causing any discomfort, their unsightly appearance may still have an impact on your self-confidence.

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How does sclerotherapy treat spider veins?

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.

What kinds of results can I expect from sclerotherapy treatment?

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.