If you have spider veins, you may find yourself looking for ways to have them removed. Sclerotherapy is a great option. It is a safe and effective treatment and it has a proven track record for success.

Spider veins are different from varicose veins. Spider veins are tiny, flat, purple, red or blue vessels that are close to the surface of the skin and have a spider web or tree branch appearance. They are smaller than varicose veins and easy to treat. Spider veins are hereditary and seen more commonly in females. Varicose veins are larger vessels that bulge. It is not uncommon to have swelling, discomfort and fatigue in the legs with varicose veins. Spider veins usually do not cause symptoms. Spider and varicose veins are the result of weak or damaged valves in the veins. When the valves do not function properly, blood pools in the vein.

Spider veins do not pose a risk to one’s health. They are unsightly and can, therefore, impact a person’s self-esteem. It is for this reason that many people seek spider vein removal at our office in Whitefish Bay.

A registered nurse or nurse practitioner, certified in the treatment for spider veins, performs Sclerotherapy at ReFresh Aesthetic Center. A solution is injected into the vein, causing irritation to the vessel wall, which then causes the vessel to collapse. Blood is prevented from entering the vessel. This safely destroys the veins. They then turn into a type of scar tissue that the body will naturally reabsorb. The treatment needs to be repeated every 6-8 weeks. Gradually, the vessels will disappear.

Individuals who undergo sclerotherapy can return to their regular lifestyles right away, although strenuous activity should be avoided for three to five days. Compression hose need to be worn for a few days following the treatment.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy is to make an appointment at ReFresh Aesthetic Center in Whitefish Bay. Our experienced aesthetic practitioner can evaluate your veins, review your health and medical history and let you know what kind of results you can expect from sclerotherapy. It may turn out to be the answer you have been seeking. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for spider vein treatment.