Spider veins are small, discolored veins that appear near the skin's surface and can resemble a web-like pattern. They are most commonly red or blue in color, and they generally appear in clusters or groups. Usually, they crop up on the face and legs, but they can occur anywhere on the body. These veins don't actually serve a purpose, and thus can be removed, leaving your skin looking clear and youthful. While there are a few options available for removing spider veins, the two most popular treatments are Laser Vein Removal and Sclerotherapy.
If you are currently exhibiting spider veins on your face or body and are seeking treatment, contact us to set up your first spider vein consultation with a cosmetic professional!
Spider vein sufferers can also check out the ratings and reviews of Laser Vein Removal and Sclerotherapy on SignatureForum's individual procedure pages. Former patients of spider vein treatments are invited to post their own rating and review of their vein removal experience there as well.Browse All Spider Vein Removal Providers More Spider Vein Removal Information
"I tried sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins with two different doctors with almost no success. The first time the procedure was performed by a vascular surgeon in 3 sessions in 2008 that resulted in fading spider veins in a small area on my right thigh (that have started coming back now, two years later) and worsening the problem in another but larger area of my both legs. More than a year later, I saw another doctor, a general surgeon who was also specialized in vascular surgery and … Read More" - Submitted by Anonymous of Denver, CO
Average Cost Range: $150.00 - $1,000.00
Selecting the procedure for your vein treatments will mostly depend on the type of veins you are wishing to remove, the location and condition of the veins, and your personal treatment preference. Laser Vein Removal, one popular treatment option, uses a laser to heat the walls of the vein. This destroys the useless, unsightly vein, and allows your body to harmlessly reabsorb any fluid or remaining tissue through the natural healing process. This treatment is best suited for smaller and medium sized veins.
Another popular vein removal treatment option is Sclerotherapy. This treatment consists of a fine needle inserted into the vein, which injects a solution to harmlessly collapse the vein.
Both treatments will require multiple sessions and the two treatments can even be combined for optimal results.
Each of the treatment options take about 30-60 minutes and patients generally require between 2-8 sessions.
Both treatment options are outpatient.
The side effects are generally mild. Some swelling and redness may occur, but they generally subside a few hours after treatment. To see what real spider vein removal patients had to say about the treatment effects, browse the procedure ratings and reviews section.
Both treatments are relatively risk free, with Sclerotherapy there is a slight chance of discoloration in the treated area.
Duration of Results:
After a treatment regime is completed the veins are destroyed permanently. However, there is a chance that new veins will appear requiring further treatments.
Both of these procedures are appealing because they offer significant results with no down time. Most patients are able to return to work immediately following the treatment.
Spider Vein Removal is generally a cosmetic procedure not covered by insurance, in certain cases where the effects are more than cosmetic, insurance may cover the procedure.
Level of Discomfort:
Most patients describe the pain experienced during the procedure as mild. Anesthesia can be used if necessary.
Anesthesia is not usually required but a topical anesthetic may be applied to the treated area if necessary.
Also Known As:
Spider veins are also known as telangiectasias and are not to be confused with varicose veins. The procedure to treat them can be called spider vein removal, sclerotherapy, laser spider vein removal, and spider vein treatment.
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