Varicose veins are raised, twisted, and swollen blood vessels that usually develop in the legs and are visible through the skin.
Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins and are typically red, purple, or blue. They are also visible through the skin and affect small blood vessels, called capillaries. Spider veins sometimes appear on the face.
These vein diseases typically develop when a weak area develops in a blood vessel wall. Spider and varicose vein treatment options are effective at reducing or eliminating their appearance and other symptoms, such as aching, throbbing, burning, tiredness, and heaviness in the legs.
Compression stockings are a safe and effective spider and varicose vein treatment that may be used alone or in combination with other treatments. These specialized stockings can also help prevent vein disease from occurring.
Endovenous treatments are those done inside the vein. ClearlyDerm offers two types of endovenous varicose vein treatments. ClosureFast™ uses radiofrequency energy under ultrasound guidance to cauterize and close varicose veins, resulting in virtually no scarring. VenaSeal™ involves closing off diseased veins using an injected adhesive so that blood flow will be redirected to healthy veins.
Micro phlebectomy uses small, slit-like incisions to treat varicose veins. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and requires no sutures or general anesthesia. The results are instantaneous and there is minimal discomfort following this varicose vein treatment.
Laser therapy for spider veins is a non-invasive treatment that uses light energy to instantly damage and shrink blood vessels, causing them to fully dissolve over time. It’s primarily used on the face but can be used on other body parts, as well. Multiple treatments may be needed over time.
Sclerotherapy treatment involves the injection of an irritant into varicose veins to trigger inflammation, blood coagulation, and narrowing of the blood vessel wall. ClearlyDerm offers both foam and liquid visual sclerotherapy to treat visible small veins in the legs, chest, hands, and other areas of the body. For veins that are not visible to the eye, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy may be a better varicose vein treatment option.
To learn more detailed information about our spider and varicose vein treatments or to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists, contact us through our website or by calling one of our offices directly.
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