Spider Vein Treatment
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are smaller, red, purple, and blue vessels that also twist and turn. Spider veins are easily visible through the skin, as well. They are typically visible on the legs and face.
How can I treat Spider Veins?
We offer two methods for spider vein treatment at our practice in Houston, Texas to reduce their appearance on the legs and other areas of the body and face. These small, sometimes bluish, thread-like veins can appear either as a result of physical strain, genetics, or both.
What is Laser Spider Vein Therapy?
Laser spider vein therapy is most effective for treating small to medium sized spider veins and broken capillaries of the face. When treated with the laser, the high-energy light causes spider veins to shrink and coagulate beneath the skin. Within a short time, the veins begin to fade and are removed by the body. Contact us today for more information about laser spider vein therapy.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a generally more effective treatment for the removal of larger spider veins than laser therapy. During sclerotherapy treatment of spider veins, a solution is injected through a small needle into the site of the spider vein. When the special solution hits the walls of the vein it collapses and fades from view over a short period of time. Contact us today for more information about sclerotherapy treatment for your unwanted spider veins.
Sclerotherapy Side effects
Possible side effects include but are not limited to:
- Raised, red areas at the injection site.
- Larger veins may become lumpy and hard
- Brown lines or spots
- Neovascularization, the development of new, tiny blood vessels
- Swollen leg
- Formation of small ulcers at the injection site
Who is a good candidate for these procedures?
An initial consultation with a dermatologist or vascular medicine specialist will decide if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. If you are pregnant, you wont be eligible for treatment. Your eligibility will be decided on an individual basis, and will depend on the overall health of the area needing treatment.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in Spider Vein Treatment, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, call (713) 271-9000 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Altamira has plastic surgery offices located in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas.