Varicose and Spider Veins
Varicose veins and spider veins may vary in color, and can be extremely large and noticeable. Depending on the area of the body that these veins develop, they can cause patients to change the way they dress to hide the unsightly veins.
Varicose veins of the hand are not painful. But they immediately add years to a woman’s age by making the hands look old. Dr. Roberts can easily remove them using sclerotherapy.
Spider veins of the leg are common problems, often causing pain or irritation. Varicose veins, which often range in color from red to blue, can be caused by a variety of reasons including genetics, excessive standing, hormonal changes, or health problems. When these issues occur, they can be very unsightly and be a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness for these individuals. Many patients avoid wearing shorts or skirts because they are displeased with the look of their legs, which is where most varicose veins develop. Sclerotherapy can help lessen the appearance of a vein or eliminate it altogether.
Sclerotherapy involves an injection into the troublesome veins. This solution can help the veins collapse down and close. By doing this, they appear less visible along the skin. Results will not be seen immediately, but rather over a period of time. It is extremely safe, and requires minimal downtime. Depending on the size of the vein, two to five treatment sessions may be needed to eliminate the vein’s appearance. Sclerotherapy can be done in conjunction with a vein laser or on its own. Thicker, larger veins may need to be reduced using vein lasers, but Dr. Roberts will determine the most comfortable and effective treatment plan for your situation. Most patients see a substantial improvement in the appearance of veins. After several treatments, veins often completely disappear.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in sclerotherapy for your hand veins or leg varicose or spider veins, call Dr. Roberts today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Roberts can determine the best treatment to address unattractive veins anywhere on the body subtracting years from your appearance.