Treatments for Vein Removal
Having spider veins on your legs or other parts of your body can make you self-conscious about the way you look. There are different types of treatment options available for removing these veins or minimizing their appearance. Learn more about these treatments, so you can figure out which one might work better for you.
Sclerotherapy involves having spider veins injected with a special solution that causes scars to form. These scars block blood from flowing through the affected veins, forcing it to go through other veins instead. When you have sclerotherapy done, you should see results within a few weeks after your treatment. These veins start to fade during this time. In some cases, patients need to have this treatment done more than once, but it’s generally successful the first time as long as it’s properly done.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy provides you with a simple way to reduce the appearance of spider veins. You don’t need to have any anesthesia for this procedure, and you don’t have to go to a hospital to have it done.
Risks of Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is generally a safe treatment for vein removal. However, there are some side effects that can occur. These include itching and swelling in the treated area, as well as changes in the color of your skin in those areas.
Laser therapy is another option to consider when you want to minimize the appearance of spider veins. This type of treatment involves using laser energy in the form of light bursts that cause the vein to eventually disappear. It can take several weeks or even months for the treated veins to fade, and they might not go away completely.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy offers a non-invasive way to remove veins. You don’t need to have injections done, and you don’t need to undergo a surgical procedure that puts you at risk of bleeding or infections. Keep in mind that laser therapy isn’t as effective as sclerotherapy. It also doesn’t work as well on larger veins.
Risks of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy comes with the risk of a few side effects, which are usually mild and only last for a short time. These side effects include swelling and itching, as well as redness, bruising and changes in skin coloring that could end up being permanent.
Which Treatment Is Right for You?
Are you a good candidate for sclerotherapy or laser therapy? This will depend on how large your spider veins are and whether or not you have certain medical or skin conditions that might affect the healing process. No matter which type of treatment you end up having, keep in mind that new spider veins can come back in the treated area. If this happens, you might need to have laser therapy or sclerotherapy done again in order to remove them.
If you need more information on vein removal treatment options, please contact Sculpt CosMedics to set up an appointment. We can provide you with the right treatment for reducing the appearance of unsightly veins.