If you’re an adult woman, chances are you’ve at least thought about spider vein treatment – as spider veins are one of the most common ailments affecting both men and women across the entire world! While they might not seem too bad on paper, these thin, relatively harmless, veins can be unsightly and over time, develop into a vast network of wiry, bluish-red veins that you want nothing more than to be rid of immediately! For many women, the presence of spider veins can be enough to make them want to cover up in 100-degree weather or have them wearing leggings on the beach. While spider vein treatment might not be necessary to your physical health and wellness, they are one of the worst cosmetic issues imaginable. At Forest Hills medical spa, Aesthetic Solutions, they offer patients a number of different options for spider vein treatment, but few can rival the effectiveness and versatility of sclerotherapy. For many of the patients in Forest Hills medical spa treatments are rarely as effective as those offered by dermatologist or cosmetic surgeons, however the team at Aesthetic Solutions utilizes a combination of treatments to eliminate these unsightly veins, including injectable dermal fillers, laser therapy, and sclerotherapy. While the former two, are fairly well known, little to none is truly known about sclerotherapy and what it entails. To better educate you on all there is to know about this wonder procedure, the experts at Aesthetic Solutions are here for you.
Before we dive into the treatment, we fist have to understand what spider veins really are. Spider veins are red or bluish veins, which protrude outwards from the skin – most often found on the legs, but sometimes on the arms, body and even face. These veins are caused by different factors like, genetics, hormonal fluctuations, sun & UV exposure, and are also a byproduct of aging as well. Due to these factors, a blockage develops within the vein, causing it to clog and swell up until it protrudes through the skin. When it comes to spider vein treatment, the main goal is usually to clear the blockage or destroy the vein completely.
Now that we understand spider veins, we can move on to sclerotherapy. At Forest Hills medical spa Aesthetic Solutions, thisminimally-invasive procedure is used to treat uncomplicated spider and reticular veins. The treatment begins by injecting a specially formulated liquid solution into the veins which have been affected and are protruding. The solution is designed to irritate the walls of the veins – breaking them down and causing them to slowly shrink, cutting off the blood flow. This essentially kills the vein, allowing it to shrink and slowly float untethered into the body – only to be absorbed as waste. The larger veins in the surrounding area, can easily pickup the slack for the lost blood flow. The vein will no longer be visible, and will eventually be expelled or absorbed by the body.
The procedure is extremely effective, and can be done in anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, depending upon the size, as well as the shear number of spider veins in need of treatment. The procedure is only minimally-invasive, therefore side effects and downtime are limited. But patients are advised to avoid the following:
Overexposure to the sun & UV rays.
Long flights, and drastic pressure changes due to altitude or changes in elevation.
Hot, steam baths and saunas.
In some more severe situations, depending upon the veins, sclerotherapy can be combined with the use of lasers and dermal fillers, or even vein removal surgery. But this is rare. Patients can return to their normal schedules in a matter of a few days, and make a full recover in under a week! For some cases, the vein issues may reappear, for these instances, additional sessions might be recommended. For more information on spider vein treatment or other non-invasive cosmetic issues, contact Aesthetic Solutions NY today.