Delray Beach Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, are tiny visible vessels just underneath the skin. They develop most commonly on the face and legs.
Varicose veins are distended veins beneath the skin. They may appear as bluish bumps and often cause discomfort. Varicose veins are veins that are no longer functional; removing varicose veins actually improves circulation as it eliminates backwards blood flow, call reflux. Those with unsightly varicose veins may choose to have varicose vein removal.
If you have both varicose veins and spider veins, your varicose veins must be treated first. Varicose veins and venous insufficiency may be the root of spider veins. Treating spider veins first is generally futile because, in the presence of varicose veins, they are bound to return soon.
TREATMENT CHOICES FOR SPIDER VEINS OF THE LEGS
The two options for spider vein treatment are sclerotherapy and laser. They can be employed independently or in combination.
SCLEROTHERAPY (SPIDER VEIN INJECTION)
Advanced sclerotherapy techniques are now offered in our Delray Beach office serving patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton with spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a liquid agent through a tiny needle directly into your spider veins, causing them to contract and collapse. This procedure is best suited for medium to large spider veins because it relies upon fitting a tiny needle into a tiny vein. The procedure is performed in the office and is relatively painless. Depending on the number of spider veins, the procedure may require five minutes to one hour. Afterward, you will wear compression stockings for two to three days.
LASER VEIN TREATMENT
Laser vein treatment in now available in Delray Beach at our office. During laser treatment, a laser is applied to the skin over your spider veins. Laser energy causes your spider veins to coagulate and shrink. Laser therapy is most effective for small spider veins – those which a needle for sclerotherapy are too large. Large spider veins respond poorly and are best treated with sclerotherapy. You are likely to experience mild discomfort similar to having a small rubber band snapping against skin. Treatments usually do not require sedatives, pain medications, or injections of local anesthetic.
Immediately following treatment, spider veins will be darker and more visible. Over two to six weeks, your spider veins usually fade. After each treatment, you will see a 70% to 80% improvement in the appearance of face spider veins and 30-40% improvement in leg spider veins. An average of three treatments will be required at three-month intervals to produce desired results. Combination therapy can be considered and beneficial if you have small, medium and large spider veins. You may wish to start with sclerotherapy, because sometimes all veins will be improved after injecting the larger ones. This may reduce the number of veins that need to be treated by laser and minimize your overall cost.
SPIDER VEINS OF THE FACE
A patient with spider veins in the face will usually choose to have laser therapy rather than sclerotherapy. Laser treatment may cause minor bruising that usually improves within a week, but often, recovery is immediate. Two to four treatments may be required to achieve your desired result. Immediately following treatment, you may apply makeup for a presentable appearance.
We are pleased to be offering patients in Delray Beach spider vein treatment.
Do you suffer from discoloration or unsightly leg veins?
Call Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your sclerotherapy appointment 1.888.357.DERM