Spider Vein Treatment

miami dermatology

Spider veins or telangiectasias are those tiny purple and red blood vessels found most commonly on the thighs or lower legs of women. They are hereditary and can form anywhere on the leg, from the top of your thigh to the ankle. They can appear raised with a bluish color and can become quite painful. spider veins can be eliminated permanently through a simple office procedure called sclerotherapy.

During the procedure a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein through a micro-needle. The tiny needles generally cause very little pain. The sclerosing solution causes the vein to blanch (turn white), then most disappear in two weeks. A typical treatment may last for 15 to 20 minutes and consist of 70-100 injections. In most cases, about 50- 70% of the treated vessels will be gone for good. As far as taking time off for recovery it is not neccesary, you can go to work after the procedure. Choose a board certified dermatologist in Miami, so you can get rid of these vessels.