We know that skin imperfections can significantly impact the quality of your life in a psychological or emotional way. That is why we are proud to offer two powerful options for clearing visible spider veins from your skin.
Some of the most common vein issues we see in our clinic are spider veins. These tiny veins may not bother you when you first notice them because they will be so tiny and dull that they will hardly be visible to the naked eye. However, as time passes, you will notice that your spider veins increase in number and in color intensity. Soon, you may have dozens of spider veins across your legs, which is the most frequent location for them. Spider veins are so named for their web-like appearance. While they may not cause physical medical issues, they certainly create plenty of cosmetic issues and embarrassment.
Very tiny spider veins are typically best treated with a non-invasive laser method. This laser uses special light rays to heat up the tissues beneath the skin. The rays are absorbed by the walls of the problematic veins, thus damaging them. These veins then squeeze shut, forcing the blood to find other healthier veins through which to flow. Gradually, these veins die, form into scar tissue, and are reabsorbed into the body. Over the following months, you will gradually see them fade from your skin. However, nearly all of our patients require a series of treatments to see complete results.
For larger spider veins, we use the gold standard of vein treatment, which is known as sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is minimally-invasive and injects a strong sclerosing solution made from saline into the problematic vein. Once inside the vein, this sclerosing solution creates nearly the same effects as the laser beams did, shutting down the vein and causing it to fade from sight within months. While you will most likely need two sclerotherapy treatments for full results, your treatments will not take as long as laser therapy treatments do.
As you can see, our spider vein treatments make use of cutting-edge medical grade technology to treat your problematic veins safely yet effectively. If you are unhappy with these visible veins on your skin or if they are interfering with your life, we invite you to make an appointment at Lasting Skin Solutions, located in Fitchburg, WI. Contact us today for a consultation!