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Spider Veins – The Network We Don’t Love

 

Tired of the Spider Vein Network?

You’ve heard it – or thought it – “My legs look like a roadmap!”

“Varicose” Veins are so common, most people expect to get them at some point. Over the years various solutions have come to the forefront, yet the gold standard remains sclerotherapy for spider veins and reticular veins.

Living in Southern California means living much of the year in shorts, skirts and certainly bare legs on the beach. Noticeable veins can make anyone self conscious and embarrassed.

Reducing or eliminating spider veins and the darker blue or green reticular veins is short work with the experienced hand of a precision-focused dematology surgeon.

What type and size veins are best treated by sclerotherapy?

  • Uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins ≤ 1 mm in diameter)
  • Uncomplicated small varicose veins (1 to 3 mm in diameter) known as reticular veins
  • Veins in the lower legs and thighs are most common

How does sclerotherapy work?

Asclera® is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. This causes blood platelets to attach to the lining of the vessels; eventually, cellular debris and platelets cause the blood vessel to clot. Over time, the clotted vein will be replaced with tissue.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are very small and very fine red or blue veins. They are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like a thin red line, tree branches or spider webs…essentially becoming a “network” of veins. They can be found on the legs and face and may cover a small or large area.

What are reticular veins?

Reticular veins can also be known as feeder veins. They are the blue and green veins beneath the surface of the skin.

Reticular veins enlarge because of increased pressure in the vein. They can be caused by heredity. You may have reticular veins alone but you may also have spider veins at the same time.

Sclerotherapy Irvine California

At Total Dermatology, Dr. Pilest uses the very effective Asclera for fast and easy solution to both spider and reticular veins.

Asclera Study – 95% of patients treated with Asclera® showed good or complete treatment success as rated by physicians.

Visit our Irvine California dermatology clinic, Total Dermatology, for a professional consultation to see is sclerotherapy will be an option for you.

 

 

By |2018-10-21T22:51:22-07:00April 22nd, 2012|Veins and Redness|Comments Off on Spider Veins – The Network We Don’t Love

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