Wrinkles, age spots and spider veins are all unwelcome reminders of the aging process. If you’re looking for ways to “turn back the clock” and are considering treatment of your spider veins, you’ll be pleased to know that the treatment process is relatively quick and painless.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but are smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They are typically red or blue and have short, jagged lines that look like tree branches or spider webs. Generally, spider veins are more of a cosmetic than medical issue, but they can be indicators of other serious vascular issues, so it’s always a good idea to have them evaluated by a physician.
An effective treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive, relatively painless procedure in which affected veins are injected with a solution that irritates the inside lining of the veins and causes them to seal shut. After a few weeks, the spider veins turn into scar tissue and fade from view. Laser therapy is another treatment option.
Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure that can be performed in under an hour. It allows you to resume normal activities immediately following treatment. The number of treatments needed varies depending on the individual and severity of the problem.
Finally, because sclerotherapy is considered a cosmetic treatment, it generally is not covered by insurance. Our staff will work with you to determine your insurance eligibility.
If you are ready to get rid of spider veins, request an appointment with the vascular specialists at Premier Vein Clinics today.