Spider veins are tiny red, blue and purple blood vessels commonly found in the legs. Spider veins may appear individually or in a cluster that resembles a bruise. Women commonly develop spider veins as they age due to genetics, pregnancy or lifestyle factors, and these unsightly veins can cause feelings of self-consciousness while wearing skirts, shorts or bathing suits. Spider vein treatment at our Raleigh, NC medical spa minimizes or eliminates these veins so you can enjoy smooth, even-toned and youthful looking legs.
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The most common candidates for spider vein treatment are people who have developed spider veins over the course of their lives. Spider veins are not fully preventable because they can be caused by a number of reasons, including genetics.
Spider vein therapy, also known as sclerotherapy, uses a solution comprised of salt, glycerin and fatty acids to collapse the faulty veins. During treatment, the solution is injected into the target vein(s), causing the veins to shrink and disappear. The targeted spider vein(s) should disappear permanently, leaving you with clear, younger-looking legs.
During your sclerotherapy treatment, you will feel an initial sensation from the insertion of the needle. Most people report feeling minimal discomfort.
People with visible facial veins may be candidates for a photofacial, which targets hyperpigmentation using intense pulsed light. This is a different method of vein treatment that is specifically intended for facial veins.
Spider vein treatment requires no downtime and you may return to your normal routine once your appointment is finished. You may be asked to wear a compression garment for 1 to 2 weeks after your treatment to optimize blood circulation. Some people experience mild soreness, itchiness or redness in the target area immediately following treatment, but this should fade in the coming days. You should avoid vigorous exercise, hot baths, saunas and long plane flights for 2 weeks after your sclerotherapy appointment.
Results can take 1 month or more to fully develop. The targeted veins will permanently vanish. However, sclerotherapy does not prevent future spider veins from developing. For this reason, some people schedule additional spider vein treatments when they notice that more veins have appeared.
Skin Raleigh has helped clients from throughout North Carolina, including Durham and Chapel Hill, meet their cosmetic goals with nonsurgical treatment options from our med spa. If you’re ready to see the difference that our aesthetic team can make in your appearance, please request a consultation today.