Are you tired of your spider veins? These features have a tendency to develop on the face and legs with little to no warning. While spider veins are rarely medically dangerous, all of us at River Region Dermatology and Laser know just how stressful they can be. Because of this, we’re proud to offer our patients a wide variety of effective, minimally invasive spider vein treatments.
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, River Region Dermatology and Laser is committed to providing our clients with a broad range of both medical and aesthetic solutions. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small blood vessels that usually resemble spider webs that are red, blue, or purple in color. These veins most typically appear on the legs or face. An individual’s likelihood of developing spider veins can be affected by a number of different factors, including:
While these veins rarely pose any medical harm, they can be psychologically distressing to the people that have them. Fortunately, these veins can be removed fairly easily through minimally invasive procedures. At River Region Dermatology and Laser, we offer our clients two different ways to remove spider veins — Asclera® sclerotherapy and laser therapy.
Asclera® sclerotherapy is one of the easiest and most effective ways to eliminate stubborn spider veins. During a sclerotherapy procedure, a chemical agent, in this case, Asclera®, is injected into the problem vein. Once injected, the Asclera® damages the cells that line the inside of the spider vein, causing blood platelets and cellular material to build up. Over time, this causes the blood vessel to clot. Eventually, it is eliminated from the body completely and replaced with healthy tissue.
This treatment only takes between 15-45 minutes to complete and has an 87% rate of patient satisfaction.
Laser therapy has been used for the past few decades to effectively remove small spider veins through minimally invasive means. During treatment, a lower energy laser is aimed at the problem vein. This laser energy is absorbed by the vein as heat, eventually causing it to collapse in on itself. Typically, more than one treatment session is needed to remove a spider vein entirely. These repeat treatments are scheduled for every 6-12 weeks.
Are you interested in having one or more spider veins removed, but aren’t sure which treatment method is right for you? Contact River Region Dermatology and Laser today to schedule an appointment with our practice’s board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Porcia Love. During this appointment, Dr. Love will examine your veins and help decide which treatment would be most effective for your particular case of spider veins.