Spider veins can make it difficult to enjoy your favorite dresses and outfits when it feels like that’s all people see. Unfortunately for some patients, there’s not much that can be done to prevent spider veins since they can be hereditary. They are treatable, however, with the best spider vein treatment methods like sclerotherapy.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Spider veins are usually the result of poor circulation that causes small veins to die off without a regular blood supply. This causes it to float to the surface of the skin where it’s visible. Sclerotherapy is a vein treatment option that uses a specialized solution injected into inpidual veins to cause them to shrink and collapse. Over time, the veins die off and are absorbed into the body, vanishing from the surface of the skin.
Is Sclerotherapy Right for Me?
Many patients, particularly women, can be bothered by the appearance of spider veins on the skin in areas like the legs or face. In this case, sclerotherapy can be an effective option. During a consultation, Dr. Sabour can assess your goals and determine whether sclerotherapy is right for you. It’s important to assess your health and address any factors that might be causing visible veins outside of genetics.
What are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?
- Quick and easy treatment
- Long-term results
- Minimal recovery
What Happens During Sclerotherapy?
The procedure begins with a local anesthetic so that you’re comfortable and relaxed throughout. Our expert team will map out the exact veins requiring treatment for a precise injection process. Then, the medical solution is injected into each vein. Afterward, your legs will be wrapped in bandages and you should begin wearing compression stockings immediately to support blood flow. After treatment, you can return home.
After treatment, you should remain moderately active and be sure to walk regularly in the days following treatment. This helps prevent blood clots and further spider vein formation. Additionally, you should be sure to keep your bandages on until otherwise cleared by our team. You may experience some soreness and swelling, but this is common and subsides quickly. In some cases, you might require more than one treatment session so our team will ensure you know what to expect.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are great methods of treating aged, damaged skin for a youthful appearance. Many people turn to laser skin resurfacing to cure various skin conditions and concerns. At Resplendence MedSpa, we use the Erbium YAG Laser to decrease wrinkles and improve the overall texture and tone of the face and neck.
What is the Erbium YAG Laser?
The Erbium YAG laser is a high-powered device that produces energy that gently penetrates the skin. The laser energy is easily absorbed by water in the body and it scatters the heat effects. This leads to the removal of aged, sun-damaged skin while keeping the surrounding skin tissue healthy and damage-free. The Erbium YAG laser stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and cell turnover. This helps to strengthen the skin and have new, healthy skin tissue. This procedure is safe to undergo and is completely non-invasive. It allows patients to regain fresh, healthy skin that looks youthful.
How Does the Erbium YAG Laser Work?
This laser works by penetrating the skin. The light is absorbed by water within the skin cells. The absorption causes instantaneous vaporization of the cell. As the light is passed over the skin, a thin layer of skin tissue is removed. It is incredibly precise and allows treatment to be only as deep as needed to achieve the desired results. Once the damaged skin is removed, new skin is apparent.
What Can the Erbium YAG Laser Treat?
The Erbium YAG laser can treat a variety of skin concerns such as:
By speaking with a specialist at Resplendence MedSpa, we can help to customize this treatment for your specific concerns.
This procedure is generally performed under sedation for your comfort. Depending on the treatment size the time for this session will vary but generally takes 1 hour. During the session, you will be comfortable and relaxed. The laser will be passed over the skin at a precise depth determined by the doctor in order to treat your specific skin condition. After the treatment, you are free to leave and go about your day.
What Can I Expect From the Erbium YAG Laser?
The skin will heal within seven to ten days after treatment. The skin may be red afterward, this will subside within a few days. It is important to take care of your skin during the recovery period as it will be very sensitive. Avoid applying makeup or harsh cleansers until the skin is healed. Sunscreen should be used to protect the skin from the harmful sun rays. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight as this can damage the skin. Your specialist will give you a list of detailed instructions to follow during the recovery period.