It's shocking that something so small can have such a big impact on your self-confidence, but it’s hard to feel your best when you have purple, blue, or reddish spider veins leaving fine lines and webs across your skin. Fortunately, it’s easy to eliminate your unwanted spider veins with sclerotherapy. Dr. Peymon Zarreii offers this painless procedure at Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics in Delray Beach, Florida. Learn how this simple treatment can make your spider veins a thing of the past.
Why spider veins form
Spider veins are a common problem that surface on your skin when your blood vessels malfunction. When you have spider veins on your face, they often develop because a tiny blood vessel bursts, typically from pressure or from sun damage. If spider veins appear on your legs, they're usually because the valves in your blood vessels stop working properly.
Each of your veins has a special valve that keeps blood flowing in one direction. When the valve stops functioning or weakens, blood pools in the area. Over time, the blood vessel may start to bulge and branch out in different directions, forming the telltale signs of a spider vein.
Most of the time, spider veins only cause cosmetic issues. But, it’s also possible to have mild discomfort, including:
Treating spider veins with sclerotherapy can often address both cosmetic and physical symptoms.
How sclerotherapy works
Sclerotherapy is a targeted treatment that involves injecting a solution directly into your unwanted spider veins. This approach causes a scar to form in your unwanted vein, which reroutes blood in the area to healthier blood vessels. After Dr. Zarreii treats your spider veins with sclerotherapy, the veins collapse and your body re-absorbs the unwanted material.
During sclerotherapy treatment, Dr. Zarreii uses ultrathin needles to deliver your injections. The entire procedure is completely painless and doesn’t require any anesthesia. You also have no risk of surface skin scarring with this treatment and no downtime. In fact, Dr. Zarreii recommends getting up and moving around immediately after having sclerotherapy because it supports the healing process, helping your veins scar and disappear faster.
What to expect after sclerotherapy
Although there’s no downtime with sclerotherapy, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks. Dr. Zarrerri might also recommend wearing compression stockings or bandages to apply consistent pressure to the treatment sites.
In most cases, your spider veins should disappear between 3-6 weeks after having your injections. If you have large spider veins, Dr. Zarreii often suggests a series of sclerotherapy treatments to provide the best results.
Once you treat your spider veins with sclerotherapy, they don’t come back.
To get rid of your spider veins with sclerotherapy, contact Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics by phone or schedule an appointment online today.