Spider veins are an extremely common aesthetic concern for people as they get older. They typically form in the legs and can be caused by genetics, weight gain, or even sitting or standing for extended periods of time. The veins no longer function and tend to look red, blue, or purple in color. Their bold appearance on areas of the face, legs, and other body regions can often make people very self-conscious. One of the advanced vein treatments we offer at Suburban Surgical Care/Kane Center is Sclerotherapy–a minimally invasive injection that not only reduces the appearance of spider veins, but can completely eliminate them altogether.
How Sclerotherapy Works
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical method of erasing spider veins to promote a healthier-looking appearance to the skin. A special sclerosing solution is injected into the target area, which causes the spider veins to shrink and collapse. As a result, blood stops flowing to the non-functioning blood vessels, and your body absorbs them, making the red or blue appearance disappear. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes or less. While Sclerotherapy proves to be beneficial after just one treatment, best results are typically achieved when it is done in a series of sessions. Little to no downtime is usually needed following the procedure.
Contact Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center
If you would like more information on sclerotherapy and treatments for spider veins, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your options, please contact us today.