spider vein treatment

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins, medically known as telangiectases are dilated capillary veins less than 2mm in diameter. They are small blue to red appearing blood vessels that lie close to the surface of the skin and occur either in lines or web-like patterns. They are usually visible on the legs but sometimes are visible around the nose and lips and are commonly referred to as “broken veins.” While they can ache, burn or itch now and then, but they are usually not symptomatic. Spider veins are not harmful and are simply unsightly.

Treatment Options

 

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. A tiny needle is used to inject a solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot.

Overtime, the body will absorb the treated vein. Mild discomfort may occur, and a cramping sensation may be felt for 1 to 2 minutes when larger veins are injected. The number of veins injected in one session is variable, depending on the size and location of the veins, and the patient’s overall medical condition. Anywhere from one to several sclerotherapy sessions may be needed for any vein region.

We offer a $100 discount on your third treatment session!

Medically prescribed compression stockings need to be worn for several days to several weeks to assist in resolution of the veins. The stocking will need to be worn immediately following treatment so make sure you bring them to your appointment. In general, spider veins respond to treatment in 3 to 6 weeks, and larger veins respond in 3 to 4 months.

*Please note, there will be a $50 charge at the time of scheduling that will be applied to the cost of your sclerotherapy session. If you do not show up for your appointment, or fail to cancel within 48 hours of your appointment time, the $50 deposit will be forfeited.*

 

VeinGogh- Ohmic Thermolysis System

 
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The VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System provides a superior solution for the treatment of fine telangiectasia, spider veins and small angiomas and, if appropriate, can be used in conjunction with sclerotherapy to deliver the best results possible. While lasers and other light-based solutions are expensive, skin-type dependent and have an inherent risk of injury, VeinGogh uses a hair-thin, insulated probe to thermocoagulate and instantly eliminate vessels dependably, repeatably and on any skin-type. Microbursts of electrical energy are converted to heat to instantly coagulate the blood and collapse the vessel wall, which later will be absorbed by the body.

Because the probe directs the heat downward toward the vessel, through a tiny needle, the outer layers of the skin are unaffected. The treated areas will develop a very fine “cat scratch” appearance and redness that will fade and heal over a period of 3-6 weeks revealing the absence of these troublesome veins. VeinGogh works best on those fine spider veins (smaller then 1 mm) that are sometimes just too tiny to treat with sclerotherapy. Your doctor can help you decide which treatment, or a combination of both, is best suited for your needs.