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Spider veins on legs are small blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes .These vessels look like tree branches or spider webs. Spider veins on legs usually can be seen beneath the skin, but they do not bulge out of the skin like varicose veins do.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins on legs. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (commonly known as sclerosant) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view. It is a preferred technique for leg veins for various reasons. First, Spider veins on legs are somewhat larger than facial or any other body area spider veins. Secondly, skin of legs respond very differently to laser compared facial skin. That is why methods like laser treatment do not work as efficiently as sclerotherapy does on the legs. Additionally, laser spider vein treatments may not provide optimal relief for Spider veins on legs.
Skin laser vein treatment is performed by firing laser on the skin and used for spider veins removal and small varicose veins removal just under the skin’s surface. Usually, more than one laser vein removal treatment is needed. They are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks, as prescribed by your doctor. Generally, if patients have underlying large veins commonly called feeder veins, these larger “feeder” vein must first be treated with sclerotherapy or endovenous laser or radiofrequency treatment for long lasting results.
Spider laser vein removal is best suited for spider veins on the face, especially around the nose and very small broker spider veins on the legs which can not be treated with injection sclerotherapy.
It is the easy way to treat unacceptable conditions of thread-like veins. VeinGogh is able to treat any skin type including tanned skin. VeinGogh treats this situation with radio-frequency pulse using a thin probe. The probe is inserted beneath the skin surface but without piercing the vessel itself. Tiny vessels are be destroyed and disappear almost immediately. Most procedures take less than 20 minutes and no bandages are required after the procedure. Patients usually see immediate results and continuous improvement over several weeks is expected as treated vessels are reabsorbed.
Boston Vein Care is well known as best spider vein removal treatment center in Boston MA and in our opinion, sclerotherapy gets best results for majority of patients and we use laser spider vein removal sparingly for patients who are not good candidate for sclerotherapy.