Spider veins, or telengiectasias, are small, dilated veins within the skin. Typically caused by hormonal changes, genetics, and injury, these small veins may or may not be associated with venous disease. Their treatment is primarily of cosmetic concern.
PREPARING FOR THE TREATMENT
On the day of your appointment, do not wear lotion, sunscreen, make-up, or any other skin product on the area being treated. If you shave your legs, you should do so no sooner than three days before your appointment. Bring your compression stocking to all office visits and wear as directed.
BBL™ TREATMENT OF SPIDER VEINS
Spider veins or telengiectasias smaller than three millimeters can be treated either with an injection of sclerotherapy solution or by laser. BBL is a non-invasive and non-ablative treatment that uses high intensity pulses of light to improve the appearance vascular lesions including dilated and broken facial capillaries.
SCLEROTHERAPY TREATMENT OF SPIDER VEINS
Spider veins or telangiectasias smaller than three millimeters can be treated either with an injection of sclerotherapy solution or by laser. Spider veins or telangiectasias greater than or equal to three millimeters are typically treated with injections of sclerotherapy solution. A soft compressive dressing or compression stockings are applied after the procedure.
Bruising and the injection of sclerocing solution can cause the skin’s pigmentation to darken. This is a normal part of the healing process, but can be disconcerting to patients. The use of mild topical bleaching creams can help to alleviate this problem within a few weeks to months.
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