Spider veins typically do not cause any medical issues; however, they are a source of embarrassment. Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, uses laser therapy on people living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Kendall, FL, as well as surrounding areas, suffering from spider veins.
WHAT ARE SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS?
Spider veins are small, thin blue, red or purple veins that rise to the surface of the skin. They usually appear when blood attempts to backflow They may appear clumped together or singly. While they are not usually painful, they are noticeable and cause those with them to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Laser treatments and sclerotherapy are typically used to diminish or erase spider veins.
BENEFITS OF SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS
Not only do spider vein treatments greatly diminish or eliminate the appearance of spider veins, they also offer the following benefits:
- No discomfort
- Quick treatments
- No downtime following treatments
- Permanent results
One cannot underestimate the impact spider vein treatment can have on self-esteem and the feeling of being confident in one’s own skin. This is why the benefits of spider vein treatments extend beyond the physical, addressing a patient’s overall feeling of attractiveness and self-worth.
HOW ARE SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS PERFORMED?
Spider veins are typically removed using sclerotherapy or laser technology. The dermatologists at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute evaluate patients’ legs and visible veins to determine which method will yield the best results. Each of the treatment options are easy to perform and usually take no more than 30 minutes to complete. Patients may require several treatments to eliminate the veins.