Do you feel the pressure to have flawless looking legs? Like thousands of other women, spider veins can cause stress every time you try to put on a pair of shorts or bathing suit. While typically not a health risk, spider veins can be an embarrassing condition. Sclerotherapy from the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY is a safe and effective solution.
What are spider veins?
The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasia. These tiny blue, red, or purple vessels are visible right below the surface of the skin.
Spider veins can be caused by many factors including genetics, hormonal changes, obesity, smoking, sun exposure, or a sedentary lifestyle. People who have occupations that require prolonged periods of sitting or standing may be more susceptible to spider veins.
How do we treat spider veins?
Advancements in dermatology have allowed us to offer minimally invasive treatment options that are extremely effective at minimizing spider veins. Sclerotherapy has been around for several decades and has been successful for thousands of patients. The procedure is relatively painless, requires no down time, and can produce visible results after just a few treatments.
How does sclerotherapy work?
During sclerotherapy treatment, a sclerosing agent is injected into the spider veins. The medication causes these veins to collapse and then blood flow will resume through nearby healthy veins. The treatment takes just a few minutes and patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after.
Results from sclerotherapy can be seen within just a few weeks, most patients will need two to four treatments for optimal results.
What if we told you that you didn’t have to cringe at the thought of putting on a pair of shorts? If you are ready to be confident in your skin, it’s time to learn about sclerotherapy treatment. If you live in the Huntington, NY area, call us today at (631) 417-3300 to schedule your consultation.