Spider Vein Removal Las Vegas
Plastic surgeons have treated spider veins for over 50 years with spider vein removal (sclerotherapy). In this rather simple treatment in which veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.
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During your consultation, your legs will be examined. The Doctor will map out the areas affected by spider veins or other problems. During the examination, you will be checked for signs of more serious “deep vein” problems, often indicated by swelling, sores, or skin changes at the ankle.
Spider Vein Removal Before and After Photos
The Varicose & Spider Vein Removal Treatment
Using a small surgical needle, sclerosing agent is injected into veins. Usually one injection per inch of spider vein. The treatment takes anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on the scope of work necessary.
It will usually take two or more treatments to reduce the visibility of the spider veins to a minimum. A one-month healing interval must pass before you may have your second series of injections in the same site. After each treatment, you will notice further improvement of your legs’ appearance.
You will be required to wear tight-fitting support hose to guard against blood clots and to promote healing.It’s not uncommon to experience some cramping in the legs for the first day or two after the injections.
You should be aware that your treated veins will look worse before they begin to look better. When the compression dressings are removed, you will notice bruising and reddish areas at the injection sites. The bruises will diminish within one month. In many cases, there may be some residual brownish pigmentation which may take up to a year to completely fade.
Although you probably won’t want to wear any leg-baring fashions for about two weeks, your activity will not be significantly limited in any other way from sclerotherapy treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are spider veins?
Spider veins – known in the medical world as telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities – are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these super-fine veins are connected with the larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it.
2. Who are the best candidates for sclerotherapy?
Women of any age may be good candidates for sclerotherapy, but most fall in the 30-to-60 category. In some women, spider veins may become noticeable very early on – in the teen years. For others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their 40s.
3. What to expect from sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and your self confidence, but it’s unrealistic to believe that every affected vein will disappear completely as a result of treatment. After each sclerotherapy session, the veins will appear lighter. Two or more sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results.
Is sclerotherapy a new treatment?
Although this procedure has been used in Europe for more than 50 years, it has only become popular in the United States during the past decade. The introduction of sclerosing agents that are mild enough to be used in small veins has made sclerotherapy predictable and relatively painless.
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