Visible veins on the legs or face are typically little more than a cosmetic concern. Our spider vein treatments can help you enjoy fresh, clear skin and eliminate the presence of frustrating visible veins beneath the surface.
Spider veins are formed by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the face and legs. The exact cause of spider veins is unknown, although heredity, pregnancy, trauma, aging, sun damage and hormonal influences are believed to be primary factors contributing to the condition.
At InVita Health and Wellness, we offer two non-surgical solutions that can eliminate the presence of visible veins with little to no downtime or recovery period.
The most common type of treatment for spider veins is laser therapy. The laser beam will travel through the skin targeting the pigment in the blood, which will heat the vessel wall causing the vein to collapse. This is also effective for reducing telangiectasia and matted telangiectasia as well as cherry angiomas and other small red vascular lesions.
- Treatment time is dependent upon the area that is being treated. Most treatment sessions will take 15-30 minutes.
- For best results multiple treatments are recommended.
A second option is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate spider veins or varicose veins. Spider veins are smaller red, purple, and blue blood vessels that often become easily visible on the surface of the skin as a part of the natural aging process. While visible veins are typically little more than a cosmetic frustration, they can sometimes become more problematic if left untreated.
Sclerotherapy vein treatment is a highly effective way to quickly and easily reduce the presence of visible veins, preventing them from becoming a more serious concern in the future. With a series of quick and easy injections, a member of the InVita Health and Wellness team can effectively eliminate the presence of frustrating spider veins, ensuring that they don't come back.
This treatment is quick, easy, and involves minimal recovery or downtime. With a high success rate, results will be seen in 3 to 6 weeks for small- to medium-sized veins and up to 3 to 4 months for larger veins. You will be able to drive yourself home after treatment as no anesthesia is employed in this procedure.