Aging gracefully is not out of reach for you when you choose one of our amazing techniques to take care of your unwanted spider veins. Spider veins may appear very small initially. However, if you do not treat them immediately, they can grow and can become darker and more visible over time. Although spider veins do not generally cause physical problems, they can cause severe emotional problems as you feel significant embarrassment.
What is a spider vein?
A spider vein is sometimes called a telangiectasia. It is a narrow blue, purple or red line that shows up from beneath the skin. Usually, it appears in a circular pattern much like a spider web does. This is how it received its name. It is a very narrow blood vessel that has had issues with its vein walls. This is usually due to poor venous valves that do not close completely. When this happens, blood pools in the veins rather than flowing back to the heart. Pooled blood pushes on the venous walls, causing them to bulge. Veins that are close to the surface of the skin will show through the skin. We typically see spider veins showing up on the legs or on the face.
What are my spider vein treatment options?
Rather than covering up these spider veins with clothing or makeup, we can help you get rid of these poor veins permanently through one of our treatments. The most popular spider vein treatment that we use at Biotech is sclerotherapy. This is a minimally invasive treatment that works well and quickly with little to no downtime. We will apply a bit of local anesthetic around the area to keep you perfectly comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the area is numb and you are completely relaxed, we will inject the problematic vein with the sclerotherapy solution. This is usually a very strong saline solution. This solution irritates the venous wall just like the laser waves do. The vein swells shut, effectively cutting off the blood supply through it. The blood then goes to other healthy veins to get back to the heart. We usually require two injection times separated by a month or two to help you achieve the best results. Over a few months, the vein will fade from sight.
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With spider vein treatments, we can help you feel great about your skin once again. We can fade your visible veins from your legs or your face with safe, effective treatments in the comfort of our office. Our methods can help you see clear skin again and help you live with confidence no matter where you go or what you wear. Call us for more information today at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center.