Spider Vein Treatment

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Spider veins (not to be confused with varicose veins) are dilated or stretched blood vessels that have a branching pattern and are commonly found on the thigh, lower leg and occasionally on the face.

Laser vein treatment at Dermalaser, Miami & Doral

  • Sclerotherapy is effective for medium-sized blood vessels (greater than three millimeters in diameter)
  • A sclerosing solution is injected into the vein with a micro-needle which causes the vein to shrink, turn white (blanch) and then gradually disappear
  • After the procedure, compression stockings are recommended to compress the veins and maximize the chance of treatment success
  • There is little if any discomfort when undergoing this procedure and there is no downtime
  • It is important to note that you are not a candidate for sclerotherapy if you are pregnant. Also, if you have a history of blood clots you may not be a candidate for this procedure. Dr. Decio Carlvaho will go over any questions or concerns at your free consultation at Dermalaser.

Sclerotherapy at Dermlaser, Miami & Doral

  • Lasers are typically used to treat small to medium-sized blood vessels (one to three millimeters in diameter) that usually occur in the face
  • During treatment, your eyes will be covered so that your corneas and retinas are protected from the laser.
  • A handpiece is passed over your skin and the laser light is absorbed by the blood, causing the vessels to coagulate and be absorbed by the body.
  • There may be some skin reddening, bruising, and blistering, but these side effects are only temporary in nature
  • There is little downtime; however, you will need to protect the area(s) treated from sun exposure.

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Immediately after your spider vein treatment

  • After the procedure you will notice a reduction in your spider veins. If you undergo sclerotherapy, about fifty to seventy percent of the treated vessels will be permanently gone. With laser ablation, some veins may disappear after one treatment while others may take longer. With either treatment, multiple procedures are required for optimal results.
  • Spider vein treatments are performed with minimal discomfort. You may experience temporary skin discoloration, skin reddening, bruising, and occasionally blisters. These side effects subside over a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Contact your surgeon to find out if your pain, or any skin conditions, is normal or a sign of a problem.

Recovery time frame after spider vein treatment

  • Spider vein treatment requires little, if any, recovery. You will be able to resume work and almost all normal activities right away. You may be asked initially to wear support stockings to help keep treated veins closed and to reduce bruising. Direct sunlight should be avoided during the first few weeks following treatment.
  • It is vitally important that you follow all patient care instructions provided by your surgeon. This will include information about wearing compression garments and the level and type of activity that is safe.

Laser Vein removal - Q&A

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  • Aftercare And Recovery

    Usually there is no downtime after spider vein treatment. For most patients, full activity may be resumed immediately. After the procedure, you and your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about your post-treatment care, including information about:

    • Skin care
    • Normal symptoms you will experience
    • Potential signs of complication

  • How Long Will My Results Last?

    More than one treatment is often required, since all the veins will not respond to the first treatment. Also, since spider veins are a progressive condition, you can expect new spider veins to form over time, which may require treatment every few years to maintain the improvement.

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