Spider Vein Removal
Have you noticed red, blue, or purple veins on your legs?
Are bothersome clusters of veins becoming a growing concern? Do your web-like veins sometimes cause you pain? Would you like a way to visibly reduce the appearance of unwanted spider veins on the thighs, calves, or ankles? If so, you may want to start thinking about minimally-invasive spider vein removal treatments at Manhattan Aesthetics.
Spider veins (visible clusters of veins that typically appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles) are most common in women. Spider veins are usually harmless, though they can sometimes cause aching, burning, or pain, especially when you have remained standing for long periods of time. Manhattan Aesthetics offers safe, effective, and comfortable treatments to remove and reduce spider veins and restore the appearance of your skin.
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How Does Spider Vein Removal Work?
There are two main treatments for spider vein removal. While spider veins are most commonly removed for aesthetic purposes, there are medical reasons some patients may opt for removal as well. Typically, your treatment will include one of the following;
- Sclerotherapy: Our doctors will inject the veins with a solution that scars and closes the veins, forcing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. You will see results from this treatment within a few weeks. The same vein may need to be injected more than once.
- Laser Surgery: Our doctors send strong bursts of light into the vein to make the vein slowly fade and disappear. Your blood vessels should fade over a period of several months after you have received treatment, but they may not disappear completely.
At Manhattan Aesthetics, we’ll work closely with you to determine which procedure is right for you based on the size and number of veins being addressed.
Am I A Good Candidate for Spider Vein Removal?
You may be a good fit for spider vein removal if you find your visible veins to be aesthetically displeasing. Spider veins can occasionally become painful making removal necessary. Patients of all ages can get spider veins, however, they are more common in adult women.
Factors that contribute to the development of spider veins include;
Occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing
Patients should be in otherwise good general health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. Your vein specialist will customize a treatment plan to suit your short and long-term goals at the time of your initial consultation. Women who are pregnant or nursing are not candidates for spider vein removal.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
The amount of time you’ll spend in-office can significantly vary based on the treatment you’ve enlisted as well as the severity of your concerns. Sclerotherapy can be done in as little as 15-30 minutes while laser surgery may take longer. A topical anesthetic is used to keep patients comfortable throughout both procedures.
What Results Will I See?*
Patients that opt for sclerotherapy can expect smaller veins to diminish in about 3-6 weeks. Larger veins that have been treated will gradually fade over 3-4 months. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve your desired outcome with sclerotherapy.
Unwanted spider or varicose veins can disappear within 2-6 weeks after laser surgery. Final results from laser vein removal can take upwards of 3-months. Throughout this time you will notice bothersome veins fade from dark blue to light red before subsiding completely.
Vein removal treatments are unable to prevent future veins from forming. Touch-up sessions may be needed to maintain lasting results with both sclerotherapy and laser surgery.
Is There Any Downtime?
While many patients are able to get back to many of their normal activities the same day with sclerotherapy, laser surgery patients should take 3-7 days to adequately heal. Sclerotherapy patients will need to avoid strenuous exercise for up to 2-weeks. Both procedures require wearing a compression garment as scheduled by your provider. Following a post-procedural recovery plan will yield the best possible outcome.
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*Individual results may vary.