Although spider veins are harmless, many patients choose to have them removed to achieve clear, smooth skin. At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we offer spider vein treatment to the residents of New Orleans, Mandeville, the Northshore and Covington, LA.
What is Spider Vein Treatment?
Spider vein treatment involves eliminating the appearance of spider veins to enhance the appearance of the skin. Spider veins are most commonly found on the legs and face, but can develop in other areas as well. We specialize in multiple spider vein treatment techniques to ensure that we can provide treatment that is both comfortable and effective for the affected area. During spider vein treatment, we will damage the vessel walls which allows them to close. This results in a loss of blood flow to the treated vein. Without blood, the veins will fade from view as the body eventually breaks them down. The body is made up of thousands of veins, so patients don’t need to be concerned about this treatment affecting their circulation.
How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost?
If you elect to undergo spider vein treatment at Baldone Reina Dermatology, you will first have a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During this consultation, we will assess your treatment goals in order to determine the best approach for your spider vein treatment. Once these variables are evaluated, we will be able to provide you with the cost of treatment and any associated fees.
What is the Spider Vein Treatment Like?
Depending on the location and size of your spider veins, we may recommend either sclerotherapy or laser vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a chemical solution, called a sclerosant, into the spider vein. This solution damages the vessel walls, resulting in a loss of blood flow that makes the vein collapse and fade from view.
Laser vein treatment uses light energy to heat and rupture spider veins. This treatment may be ideal for smaller veins, especially those located in the face, where injectable techniques will be either difficult or uncomfortable.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following Spider Vein Treatment?
After spider vein treatment, there may be some redness, swelling or bruising in the treatment area. However, these side effects should fade within a day or two, and will not prevent you from resuming your normal activities. Most patients are able to return to work immediately after their appointment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Spider Vein Treatment?
The results from your spider vein treatment will develop gradually as the body absorbs the treated veins. Most patients notice results within a month, although complete disappearance can take a little longer in some cases. For larger veins or groups of veins, multiple treatments may be needed.
If you are struggling with the appearance of spider veins, contact us today to schedule your consultation for spider vein treatment. Baldone Reina Dermatology offers this treatment to men and women living in Covington, Slidell, New Orleans and the nearby areas in Louisiana.