Causes and Treatments of Spider Veins

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Causes and Treatments of Spider Veins

What causes spider veins? These troublesome and unsightly veins are similar to varicose veins, but smaller. They are caused by blood backing up in damaged veins, and often exacerbated by hormones, sun exposure, or trauma and injuries. They are called spider veins due to their appearance as small, branch-like webs of blue or red.

Now that you know what causes spider veins you are probably wondering how they can be treated. Cosmetic dermatology, and specifically laser cosmetic dermatology, can greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of spider veins. Spectrum Dermatology’s treatment include sclerotherapy and surface laser treatments.

Sclerotherapy cosmetic dermatology is a popular treatment method for spider veins and varicose veins. Your dermatologist will inject spider veins with a scleroscant, a mild chemical irritant that will cause the vein to swell and seal itself shut. When this happens, blood flow stops, the vein become scar tissue, and is ultimately absorbed into the body.

Sclerotherapy cosmetic dermatology is done right in a laser cosmetic dermatology clinic, requiring no anesthetic. It is a minimally invasive procedure that enables patients to be up and moving nearly immediately.

You may require more than one treatment to see a noticeable difference, so work with your dermatologist to determine your specific treatment plan.

Surface laser cosmetic dermatology treatments can also be used to treat spider veins. Strong bursts of light emitted from the laser are sent onto the vein through the skin, which can assist in fading spider veins and ultimately making them disappear. You may experience some discomfort owing to the heat of the laser itself. This type of laser cosmetic dermatology is not necessarily effective for certain skin types or colors so it is important to consult with your dermatologist to see if laser treatments are right for you.

Whatever treatment method you choose, working with an experienced, professional dermatologist and vein specialist is key. All treatments should be done in a medical setting using sterile equipment, performed by medical practitioners who are skilled and qualified. This will ensure your safety as well as reducing potential side effects, so be sure to choose top dermatologists to perform spider vein treatment!

With effective treatment you will soon be able to bare your legs without worrying about pain, discomfort, or the unappealing look of spider veins. Call Spectrum Dermatology today at 480-948-8400 to book your free consultation or contact us here online.