How can spider veins be removed by a dermatologist?
Spider veins are characterized by visible blood vessels in the feet and legs. While they are mostly harmless, many people with spider veins are often embarrassed by their appearance. They can also cause burning, aching, and pain. This discomfort is likely more noticeable after you’ve been on your feet for a long period of time.
Thanks to modern medicine, there are now several options for those who wish to remove spider veins. Those who are uncomfortable with their appearance or discomfort can turn to treatment routes such as:
Laser surgery dermatological treatments
Many people opt for this type of cosmetic surgery when they suffer from smaller spider veins. With laser surgery, dermatologists can infuse spider veins with light bursts. Over time, the veins will fade away and eventually disappear. With laser surgery, needles and incisions aren’t necessary. This is another reason many people turn to this type of treatment. Common side effects of laser surgery include itching, redness, swelling, bruising, and permanent change in skin pigment.
Sclerotherapy treatments in Calabasas
This type of treatment tends to yield better results over laser surgery. Further, patients tend to choose sclerotherapy over laser surgery when treating large spider veins. When sclerotherapy is performed, a solution is injected inside the spider veins in an effort to scar and close them. This inevitably causes blood to travel through other veins, particularly healthier ones.
Within just a small number of weeks, the spider veins will begin to fade. It’s possible that the treatment may need to be administered multiple times by our team of dermatologists to ensure the process completes. If an experienced dermatologist conducts the sclerotherapy treatment, the chances are extremely high that it will be a success. Sclerotherapy is usually performed in a dermatologist’s office, and anesthesia isn’t necessary. Patients might experience side effects such as itching, swelling and change in skin pigment.
What to expect following your spider vein treatment
After several months have passed, spider veins will dramatically fade. However, there is always a possibility that they won’t entirely disappear. Additionally, it’s possible for the same treated area to later develop spider veins again.
If you’re looking to have your spider veins remove by an experienced dermatologist, look no further than the professionals at Calabasas Dermatology Center. Contact us today to discuss treatment options for your spider veins.