Treating Spider Veins
If you take the above precautions and still develop spider veins, the specialists at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute can help you with these treatments:
Sclerotherapy is the gold standard in spider vein treatment, which involves the injection of an FDA-approved solution directly into the vein via a tiny needle. The injected solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and then to disappear over time. Most patients require a series of 3-5 treatments over the course of several months, although the number of required treatments varies with each patient.
Veinwave Laser Treatment
Used primarily to remove tiny spider veins on the face and nose that are too small for sclerotherapy, Veinwave treatment uses an ultra-thin needle that emits radiofrequency energy into the vein in order to damage the vein. Essentially, the targeted cells are heated with the current which then causes them to die. These damaged cells will be absorbed by the body and flushed away by the body’s own metabolic processes. Results are almost immediate, with continued improvement over the next few days and weeks.