Spider veins are bluish, purple, or reddish veins that appear in dense clusters on the skin’s surface. They usually appear on the legs or face, but they can also appear on other parts of the body. Spider veins aren’t painful or harmful, but they can lead to self-consciousness and a loss of self-esteem. We treat spider veins using a minimally invasive sclerotherapy technique.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins in the legs appear when your vein valves malfunction or collapse. Healthy leg veins contain valves that act as one-way doors, allowing blood to flow towards the heart but not backward. When your vein valves malfunction, blood may flow backward and accumulate in the leg veins, leading to vascular dilation. You may also develop spider veins if your tiny blood vessels and capillaries burst.
How do you treat spider veins?
Sclerotherapy is one of the simplest and most effective means of treating spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosant medicine into the unhealthy spider veins. The medicine irritates the spider veins’ walls to make them stick together and turn into scar tissues. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, and the spider veins are eventually metabolized by the body. The spider veins soon fade away from the skin.
Is sclerotherapy permanent?
Sclerotherapy is a permanent procedure. Once the spider veins harden into scar tissues and dissolve, they won’t return. But you can still develop new spider veins in the same area.
Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?
Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a luxurious dermatology practice specializing in cutting-edge cosmetic treatments that improve your aesthetic health. Our medical providers carefully examine your legs, discuss your goals, and curate a personalized treatment plan. We also use the safest, FDA-approved medicines for your sclerotherapy treatments, ensuring safe and reliable results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your spider vein treatments in San Carlos.