Have you noticed the development of small blue or purple veins on your skin that look like a spider’s web? Spider veins are a common cosmetic vein disorder. The most popular treatment option for spider vein removal is sclerotherapy. This treatment involves injecting a specialized solution into the problem vein. This solution then irritates the vein and causes it to scar and rupture. The vein closes, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins.
Sclerotherapy can be an outpatient procedure that does not require any downtime or anesthesia. The number of treatment sessions required will depend on your condition, during your initial consultation we discuss how many sessions you will need to achieve your desired results. For larger vein clusters, we may recommend 4 sessions, while mild spider veins can disappear with fewer sessions.
Veins act as a one-way channel to return blood flow to the heart but if the vein becomes damaged and may disrupt blood flow. The build-up of blood can create a spider vein. Spider veins appear on the surface of your skin as red, blue, or purplish webs, hence the name spider veins.
Over time, pressure on your veins can cause them to become weak, stretched out, and function improperly leading to the development of spider veins. Several factors can increase a person’s chance of developing spider veins including age, heredity, hormonal changes, pregnancy, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and sun exposure. You can reduce your risk of developing spider and varicose veins by maintaining a healthy weight with regular exercise and a balanced diet, wearing compression stockings, elevating your legs when possible to assist blood flow. If you do notice these pesky veins making an appearance, call Recharge Lab and set up your free consultation to see if our spider vein removal treatment is right for you.