Start Spider Vein Treatment Now for Clear Legs This Spring
Spider veins are small blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They are most often seen on the thighs and lower legs. These types of veins are dilated vessels that form a branching, web-like pattern, giving them the term “spider veins.” Many people find spider veins to be unsightly, marring their appearance, especially during the warmer season months when wearing shorts, dresses, and swimsuits are most likely to expose spider veins.
Spider Vein Treatments
If you are embarrassed by these branching veins and avoid wearing shorts or a bathing suit because of spider veins on your legs, you may be a candidate for certain types of vein treatment available in the Johns Creek area.
Sclerotherapy: This is a procedure that involves the injection of a solution into the veins, allowing them to collapse and scar over, with the blood being rerouted through healthier veins. After just a few weeks, the area will fade, though additional treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, may be needed to reach the best and most effective results. There is no anesthesia necessary for sclerotherapy; the procedure can be done in the office with Shereen Timani, M.D. of Johns Creek Dermatology. When sclerotherapy is combined with Veinwave, optimal results can be achieved.
Laser Surgery: Approved by the FDA, Veinwave is an effective laser vein treatment for all vein and skin types, whether veins are blue or red. It’s a minimally invasive procedure performed with penetration of just the top layers of skin using an ultra-fine needle that projects high-frequency thermal energy. Veinwave treatment heats just the small blood vessels while the surrounding skin is protected. Strong light bursts enter the vein to make it disappear. The results are instant, with veins fading right after the procedure. The results of Veinwave therapy alone, however, may not allow for the complete disappearance of the spider veins. Also, new veins can develop in that same area over time.
Begin Treatment In Time for Spring
You can have those spider veins gone by the time warmer weather arrives if you schedule treatments now. Contact us at Johns Creek Dermatology for information on vein treatment and other skin-related conditions.
Shereen Timani, M.D. performs sclerotherapy and laser vein removal for very small veins. These procedures require multiple treatments, so it makes sense to begin now in order to fade spider veins in time for the warmer weather months.
The physicians at Johns Creek Dermatology are proud to serve the surrounding North Atlanta area, including South Forsyth, Gwinnett, and North Fulton counties.
Keeping in mind that this article is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice, please contact us at Johns Creek Dermatology to make an appointment if you have any concerns or need further information.