Spider veins are those thin, pesky threads that usually appear on the legs. They look like spider webs but are called telangiectasias. While they are not usually harmful, they and may cause embarrassment for someone wearing shorts or a bathing suit. Fortunately, we at Franklin Skin and Laser offer laser treatment and sclerotherapy as options for spider vein treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Spider Veins Treatment?
Spider vein treatment may be a good option if you are bothered by your spider veins anywhere on your body. When you talk to our specialist, you will learn about the different approaches to getting rid of spider veins and the best option for your veins may be recommended. If you plan to undergo treatment, you must be committed to following the physician’s instructions for care before and after the procedure. It is important to ask questions and have a realistic outlook about the possible results.
Laser Spider Vein Treatment
Our trained professionals use a state-of-the-art laser in a minimally invasive procedure to destroy the vein so it will be absorbed by the surrounding tissue and disappear. The laser light reacts with the blood in the vein as heat and causes it to collapse. The number of treatments you need depends on the number of veins being treated and how large the area is.
Sclerotherapy has been an effective treatment for spider veins for decades. It involves injecting a chemical directly into the vein. The treatment is minimally invasive as the needle is very thin and small. The chemical is a solution which irritates the vein walls and coagulates the blood. The vein collapses and is absorbed by the body.
After the procedure, you may be asked to wear compression stockings for a few weeks to make sure the veins stay closed. Even though you may no longer have the treated spider veins, more can develop if your lifestyle allows them to occur. Exercise, especially walking, is recommended after the treatment to help the body absorb the treated veins and to help prevent more from forming.
Reach Out to Us for Further Information
If you have questions about spider veins treatment and would like to learn more, we encourage you to get in touch and make an appointment with Franklin Skin & Laser! At our convenient location in Franklin, TN, our caring and dedicated staff will be pleased to explain the details of this process and address any concerns you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!