Treatment for spider veins
Spider veins are small, clustered visible veins that look like spider webs made of fine red, blue or purple lines. Spider veins most commonly appear on the thighs, calves or ankles. They often exist with larger varicose veins, a medical condition, but can also be present without medically significant varicosities.
While spider veins are not “medically significant,” they can have a dramatic effect on your lifestyle, self-esteem and well-being. Unattractive and unwanted, spider veins often cause women to refrain from wearing shorts or bathing suits, avoid certain activities and miss out on social events to keep from displaying their legs. Dr. Gallas performs a simple, quick procedure called sclerotherapy to treat spider veins.
Dr. Gallas uses sclerotherapy for spider vein removal. This procedure involves an injection of a special sclerosant solution directly into the unwanted veins through a microneedle. The solution causes the lining of the vein to collapse and fade from view. Spider veins are small, which may require a varying number of injectons and treatment sessions. You may need repeared injections to attain your desired result. You may feel mild discomfort during treatment, and a mild cramping sensation may be felt when larger veins are injected. Walking right after the sclerotherapy treatment procedure is recommended, and you can resume your normal activities immediately.
You can receive vein treatments in the comfort of Dr. Gallas’ office. Clinical studies have shown the sclerosant solution to be very safe and effective. While Dr. Gallas may recommend that you wear support hose or compression stockings for a period of time after your treatment, you can return to work or activity following the procedure.
If you have concerns with facial spider veins, these can typically be treated in our medical spa with the most advanced lasers available to provide you with the results you want with little to no discomfort.