Lose Spider Veins in a Flash with Intense Pulse Light Therapy
One of the fastest and safest ways to eliminate spider veins and similar discolorations is through the use of a revolutionary new technology –intense pulse light therapy. Large areas can be treated quickly and easily, with less damage. IPL Photofacials targets spider veins and discolorations deep below the surface of the skin while leaving the outer layer of the skin undamaged.
An alternative to Intense Pulsed Light is Sclerotherapy, which are injections of specialized solutions into the spider veins. Sclerotherapy has been around since the 1930s and has proven extremely effective. Our experts perform the procedure in the office and administer the injection with a small needle and syringe. The solution scars the veins and causes them to collapse, hiding their appearance.
Spider veins can be treated with injections, surgical removal, and laser surgery. You should discuss these treatments with our vein specialists to determine the best choice for your personal vein concern.
Step 1 – Varicose Vein Screening
Using a Doppler Ultrasound at our ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited site, we screen the area for varicose veins. This is performed by an RVT- Registered Vascular Technician.
Step 2 – Laser Treatments
Diode and Yag lasers or IPL Photofacials involve a specific wavelength to target spider veins in the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue. The treated vein will turn pinkish and lighten immediately after the procedure. The vein then turns brownish and the body absorbs it naturally through the lymphatic system and will be flushed out. This process may take 6-8 weeks.
Step 3 – Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is simply medical grade solutions that are injected into your varicose or spider veins. The solution scars the veins and causes them to collapse, hiding their appearance.
Advantages of Sclerotherapy:
- No downtime
- Great alternative to light based treatment
- Long-lasting or permanent results
- Little to no side effects
During your treatment, you will experience a slight stinging sensation but it will quickly subside. If requested, you may use an anesthetic for an additional fee. After the treatment, the appearance of your veins will change from purple to blue to light red. Some veins may swell but this should disappear within a few hours. The redness will completely disperse within 2-6 weeks. You may wear a supportive stocking to avoid taking medication if preferred. You must wear sunscreen post-treatment.