Estimates are that at least half of women are bothered by spider veins. If you are one, call Georgetown Plastic Surgery today about corrective treatments to restore your legs’ youthful appearance. We can have you back in shorts and skirts in no time.
How are spider veins treated?
Spider veins are a small cluster of red, blue, or purple veins appearing on your thighs, calves, and ankles. They can be caused by heredity, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight gain and prolonged sitting or standing. While a common issue for women, men also get spider veins but they are generally concealed by leg hair.
Georgetown Plastic Surgery offers two treatment options for spider veins. They may be used individually or together for maximum effectiveness.
• Sclerotherapy involves the application of a solution on each affected vein, causing the vein to collapse and fade from view. Two or more sessions in an outpatient setting, each lasting less than an hour, are usually required.
• Laser surgery works by sending strong bursts of light into the vein, which makes its color slowly fade and disappear.
What benefits can I expect from Spider Vein Treatment?
Spider veins are usually harmless, though they can sometimes cause aching, burning or pain, especially when standing or sitting for long periods of time. Most of those seeking treatment do so for cosmetic reasons and a desire to show their legs in public without embarrassment.
If you are ready to go out again, confidently displaying your legs in your best summer fashions, contact Georgetown Plastic Surgery for more information about spider vein treatment. We will schedule you a consultation with Dr. Staebel.