Hate the way your spider veins look? These squiggly red, blue or purple blood vessels near the surface of the skin are extremely common. About half of all women will develop them at some point, and men get them, too. What many people don’t realize is that vein doctors can make them fade or disappear with fast, effective spider vein treatment.
Like varicose veins, spider veins are often a sign of chronic venous insufficiency. In this condition, faulty valves in the veins allow some of the blood they carry to pool in the veins rather than returning to the heart. This pooled blood puts pressure on the veins, causing them to swell.
Treating the veins with a minimally invasive procedure causes them to close. Once they are closed, the body eventually absorbs them. The vein doctors at the Water’s Edge Dermatology Vein Center are experts in spider vein treatment and successfully treat hundreds of spider vein patients each year.
“Patients who have lived with spider veins for years are typically thrilled with the results of their spider vein treatments. In as little as three weeks after treatment, the veins are no longer visible, and the legs look years younger.”
Spider vein treatments
During your vein consultation, one of our highly experienced vein doctors will examine you, discuss your medical history and explain your treatment options. No matter which spider vein treatment you undergo, you can resume your normal activities right after your procedure.
Sclerotherapy is the standard, preferred treatment for most spider veins. In this procedure, the doctor uses a very thin needle to inject an irritating liquid or foam, known as a sclerosant, into the vein and its branch vessels. The sclerosant irritates the vein walls, which eventually causes the vein to collapse. Once it does, the body reroutes the blood through nearby veins.
Sclerotherapy for spider veins takes about 30 minutes per session. Most people need two or more sessions to treat all of their spider veins. You will feel a small pinch each time the needle goes in, but the procedure is not painful. The doctor will recommend wearing compression socks or stockings for several days afterward to minimize bruising and improve results.
VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System
This minimally invasive procedure is often recommended for spider veins that are too small to be treated with sclerotherapy, particularly spider veins on the face. In this procedure, bursts of radiofrequency energy are delivered from the tip of a tiny needle inserted just under the skin. The needle is as thin as a hair, so any discomfort is minimal.
For veins that are too small for sclerotherapy or don’t respond, laser treatment is another option offered at the Water’s Edge Dermatology Vein Center. “Zapping” the spider veins with a laser makes them disappear immediately by causing the blood in the vein to clot.
Water’s Edge Dermatology Vein Center doctors use state-of-the-art lasers such as the DORNIER Medilas D FlexiPulse 940 to provide the best possible outcome. You’ll need to stay out of the sun for several weeks after laser treatment to reduce your risk of developing brown spots in the treated area.
Spider vein treatment before and after photos
At the Water’s Edge Dermatology Vein Center, spider vein treatment is fast and effective.
Vein Treatment Locations
- Avon Park
- Boca Raton East
- Delray Beach
- Fort Pierce
- Lighthouse Point
- Merritt Island
- Palm Bay
- Palm Beach Gardens
- Palm Springs
- Port Charlotte
- St. Lucie West Specialty
- Vero Beach
- West Palm Beach/Palm Beach Lakes
If you are experiencing any issues with your legs and would like to be examined by a vein specialist, call (877) 900-3223 today to schedule your free consultation.