Spider Vein Treatment for a Younger Appearance
Ugly spider veins and varicose veins on the face or legs can be more than an aesthetic concern. There is usually an underlying condition that causes these vein formations. Once you have been deemed medically able to have your venous trouble treated, Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta can provide sclerotherapy treatments to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins.
When the tiny valves inside your blood vessels that prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction become weakened or inoperative, blood pools in these veins, which causes them to swell and become visible through the skin. They are known as spider veins, and they can be caused by age, obesity, excess sun exposure, hormone changes or prolonged inactivity.
Many times, increasing your activity level and losing weight can help to get rid of spider or varicose veins. Other times, after the condition has been diagnosed and other possible causes are remedied, a dermatologist can perform sclerotherapy treatments to eradicate spider veins and varicose veins.
Get Rid of Spider Veins / Varicose Veins
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a salt-based solution into the offending arteries and veins. This solution irritates the vein or artery and causes them to shrink and close together. New vessels carry the blood supply from these closed-off vessels, and they are naturally eliminated by the body’s own natural healing processes.
Dr. Spitzler and Dr. Murad apply a topical numbing agent before injecting the solution to minimize discomfort. The effects take a few weeks to complete and usually require a series of injections spaced over several weeks. If you are ready to get rid of unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, contact Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta for a consultation.