Spider & Varicose Veins

Spider & Varicose Veins

There are two types of treatments for the removal of superficial vessels: SCLEROTHERAPY and LASER THERAPY.

Sclerotherapy is a very popular treatment in the winter months. Advance planning and treatment of spider veins will leave you prepared for the skin-bearing summer months! Sclerotherapy is done in half-hour treatment sessions. The number of veins injected in one session varies and depends on the size and location of the veins. As many as approximately 50%-80% of injected veins may be eliminated with each session of sclerotherapy. Depending on the number and severity of your vessels, we will make a recommendation of the number of treatment sessions you may require to clear the vessels. In general, spider veins respond in 3-6 weeks, and larger veins respond in 3-4 months. Treatment sessions are usually about 4-6 weeks apart. Veins that respond to treatment will not reappear. However, new veins may appear at the same rate as before. If needed, you may return for touch-up injections.

Laser therapy is specific to targeting the blood within the vessels of the spider veins. It can be effective for areas of thinner skin with visible spider veins, or as an adjunct treatment after sclerotherapy for residual traces of vessel remnants. Multiple treatments are usually necessary, and these treatment sessions are approximately 4-6 weeks apart.

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Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa is a leading provider of aesthetic services to patients throughout Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. In addition to performing spider vein treatment, we offer laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and dermal fillers. Schedule a consultation with Philadelphia plastic surgeons Dr. Mirabile and Dr. Hsu to learn more.