Spider veins are common cosmetic concerns among Saltz Plastic Surgery’s patients. Spider veins are identified as small reddish or even purple colored veins that appear toward the surface of the skin. They usually appear in thin, broken-looking patches. Spider veins can often be found in the legs, around the knees and ankles and can appear in patients as young as their 20’s or 30’s.
Spider veins can appear in both male and female patients and may make patients self conscious, especially as they prepare their legs for summer activities. Typically, spider veins are purely cosmetic concerns and do not pose any threat to your circulation or overall health – which makes them easily treatable.
A procedure known as sclerotherapy can be used to effectively and safely treat your spider veins, almost completely eliminating their appearance. Sclerotherapy occurs in our office, you will not need to stay in the hospital afterwards. Sclerotherapy takes less than an hour depending on the number of veins you would like treated.
A saline solution will be injected into you spider veins. This solution causes the veins to no longer function. Once the vein is safely “dead” the vein will be reabsorbed into your health skin tissue and will fade from visibility.
With such a quick and easy solution to your unsightly spider veins available, why wouldn’t you take steps to eliminate them? Contact Saltz Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation.