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The Unexpected Way You Can Treat Spider Veins

The Unexpected Way You Can Treat Spider Veins

Published On: January 30, 2024Views: 212

A common cosmetic issue that millions of women face is spider veins– tiny, distorted veins that can show up on any part of the body but appear most often on the legs. Spider veins do not generally pose grave health risks, but they can cause physical and mental discomfort for many, leading patients to seek relief at 22SpaMD.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are small blood vessels that appear close to the skin surface. They generally produce a red, blue, or purple-speckled appearance on the skin. For most individuals, spider veins do not develop beyond a cosmetic problem, but if left untreated, the unsightly veins will continue to spread. This may not develop into physical discomfort, but patients experiencing mental discomfort from spider veins may also consider treatment.

How Do Spider Veins Occur?

There are a multitude of potential causes of spider veins including genetics, hormonal imbalances, being overweight, and the long hours that individuals spend on their feet or in seated positions. Although they are usually observed on the legs, spider veins may manifest themselves in various parts of the body like the face and chest. They occur more frequently in women than men and are often noted during pregnancy, menopause, or the use of birth control pills.

About the Asclera Injection

The FDA has approved Asclera Injection to treat uncomplicated spider veins and small varicose veins in the lower limbs. The Asclera Injection, also referred to as polidocanol, is a prescription medicine used in the treatment process that involves sclerotherapy – a therapeutic device designed to remove spider and reticular veins. The injectable solution works by destroying the wall of blood vessels, which collapses and is eventually reabsorbed.

Asclera Results & Recovery

The effect of the Asclera Injection is not instant—it can take days for the solution to fully disperse the veins’ appearance. Generally, patients may observe significant elimination of their spider veins’ appearance 3-6 weeks after the procedure. Results can vary, and many patients may require several treatments to achieve the best results. After the treatment, these patients may observe slight side effects such as bruising, redness, and itching but that will clear up after a few days. There is no significant downtime with Asclera Injections, but patients are encouraged to avoid strenuous activity for the first 48 hours as the solution works.

Results from Clear + Brilliant

22SpaMD offers a complete vein treatment combining the Asclera Injection with Clear + Brilliant laser. Clear + Brilliant is a gentle procedure that works with laser treatment and focuses on the tiny veins for which Asclera Injection may not be effective. This combined treatment can successfully treat the spider veins and enhance the general look as well as the feel of the skin.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you prepared to get rid of your spider veins and show off smoother, clearer skin? Schedule a consultation at 22SpaMD. Our team will consult with you to produce a personalized treatment plan that will give you your desired results. Fill out our contact form or call us at (385) 213-0067 now.

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