Are you bothered by the appearance of spider veins in your skin? While they may not pose a particular risk for your health, these vascular lesions have a way of compromising your aesthetic. Spider vein treatments have been practiced for decades and have helped many people reclaim a clearer, radiant complexion.
In addition to premier obstetric and gynecological care, South Lake OB/GYN is proud to offer some of the latest and greatest aesthetic solutions including spider vein treatments. Our mission is to provide world class comprehensive care for all of our patients and help them fulfill their aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discover if this treatment option may be the best choice for you!
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are small venous lesions that are highly visible through the surface of the skin. Often appearing red, blue, or purple, spider veins are more commonly found on the face and legs. Some common factors that may predispose someone to their development include:
- Family genetics
- Body weight
- Jobs or activities that may require great periods of standing
- Taking certain medications like birth control
- Certain medical conditions that place pressure on the abdomen such as constipation or tumors
While spider veins aren’t a cause for medical concern, seeing them through your skin can stir up feelings of self-consciousness. Sclerotherapy, one of our most requested spider vein treatments can help fade unwanted vascular lesions so you can feel greater comfort towards your aesthetic.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective spider vein treatment that has been in practice for more than 70 years. During this treatment, one of our specialists administers a salt-based solution into the veins of the designated area. This solution breaks down vascular lesions, which the body naturally reroutes blood flow to other nearby veins and gradually fades the treated ones from view.
Am I a good candidate for spider vein treatments?
Virtually anyone self-conscious of the appearance of spider veins may consider our spider vein treatments. However, women who are pregnant or nursing at the time of their appointment may be referred to alternative options. Additionally, those who are diagnosed with a severe medical condition such as heart disease or cancer may not be suitable for these treatments.
Don’t let unwanted spider veins keep you from feeling confident behind your skin. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and discover if our spider vein treatments may be right for you!