Spider veins and varicose veins have different causes and different treatments. Esteem specialists can provide treatment options for both.
Spider veins—those small clusters of red, blue or purple veins appear for some women on the thighs, calves and ankles and become noticeable at a young age. For others, the veins may not become obvious until much later.
A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs:
- hormonal shifts
- occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
- weight fluctuation
Diminish spider veins from your face or legs, as well as symptoms associated with spider veins, quickly, safely and effectively.
Learn more about spider veins.
Varicose veins are large, raised, swollen twisted blood vessels that can be seen through the skin’s surface. They typically occur more often in women than men, and increase in frequency with age. Up to 60 percent of adults are reported to have varicose veins.
Clients with varicose veins complain of different symptoms:
- Aching and cramping in the legs
- Tiredness, restlessness in the legs
- Burning, throbbing and tingling in the legs
- Heaviness in the legs
Beyond wearing support stockings and making lifestyle changes to ease the swelling and pain, there are effective, minimally invasive procedures to eliminate varicose veins, including endothermal ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.
In-person consultations with a member of the Esteem team can better determine each individual’s best option.
Sclerotherapy is the preferred method for reducing spider veins due to its safety and efficacy.
It involves the injection of a solution, called a sclerosant, into the small vessels using an ultra fine needle. The solution irritates the lining of the vessels. This induces the vein walls to stick together so the blood cannot flow through it anymore. Over the next few weeks, the vessel fades from view, eventually becoming barely or not at all visible. Most patients enjoy 50-70% improvement with each treatment session.
To get the best results, you may need two or three treatments.
External laser treatment can also be used on the surface of the skin for very fine spider veins. The small bursts of light make small veins disappear. The experts at Esteem will combine sclerotherapy and laser to offer you the best possible results.