Treat Your Spider Veins in Salt Lake City, UT
Spider veins aren’t overly painful, but their appearance can certainly be painful when wearing shorts or a bathing suit. Luckily, Dr. Dunkley offers spider vein treatment at Envision Cosmetic Surgery. Both laser and injections are offered to remove these blights.
What are spider veins?
Most commonly found in women, spider veins are small clusters of veins that are red, purple, or blue. They are usually found on the legs anywhere from the thighs to the ankles. The young and old are affected alike. Spider veins become apparent in the thirties but can develop anytime after that.
Several factors can cause spider veins — heredity, pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, hormonal changes, athletic activities or occupations that require prolonged standing or sitting. Genetics can be a factor also. If your parents have spider veins… Well we don’t love everything we get from our parents.
Can spider veins cause problems?
Unlike varicose veins that may ache or cause cramping, spider veins are more of an eye-sore than physically problematic. Wearing support stockings is a good strategy to prevent spider veins from every forming.
Am I a good candidate for spider vein treatment?
You are a good candidate for spider vein treatment if you are tired of discolored areas these veins cause. You need to have realistic expectations from your spider vein treatment. More than one treatment session will be needed. The laser typically takes three to four sessions about a month apart to eliminate the veins and the same is true of injections.
How are spider veins treated?
Spider vein ablation is a great solution for unsightly veins. Spider vein ablation uses lasers or injections to destroy veins. With lasers, light beams are directed to the spider vein and use heat to damage or destroy the superficial veins. Since lasers use heat, the power must be limited to avoid burns, hence multiple sessions are needed. Injections use an irritating fluid to destroy the veins, but requires the substance be inside the vein to be effective. Not all the veins are entered with each treatment, making multiple treatments again necessary.
What results can I expect from spider vein treatment?
After your spider vein treatment, you will see a noticeable reduction in the appearance of your spider veins. Recovery is minimal with all spider vein treatments. All usual activities are fine the following day. The veins that die take about a month to be absorbed by the body. Other spider veins may surface in the future. If more veins appear, more treatments can be done. Enjoy your legs without blemish. You’ll love it.