Have ever noticed unsightly little red or blue lines on your legs? They can show up on your thighs, but also on your calves and ankles. These spider veins, which are capillaries, can even show up if you suffer from varicose veins–which are enlarged veins on your feet or legs.
If this describes you, you are not alone! A third of women in the United States experience spider veins. Not only are these lines unattractive, but they can hurt or itch as well. Whether you have inherited this condition, incurred it from sitting or standing too long, or gained weight or experienced trauma, you may be saddled with these lines.
Fortunately, you can get rid of your spider veins once and for all with the help of sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure where a solution is injected directly into the vein areas. The result is that the veins will collapse and fade away. This treatment will involve several visits on an outpatient basis (you will not be hospitalized). Each treatment takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes.
Laser treatment might be performed if your veins are so small that a needle won’t work. With this treatment, an intense light is focused on your spider veins to permanently remove them.
If you want to learn more about how to treat your spider veins, The Office of Dr. Leon Goldstein would like to schedule a consultation with our caring cosmetic surgeon. If you live in the Madison, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island, areas, simply call us 203-245-0350 and get on the path to beautiful legs!