Spider Vein Treatments
Spider veins look like spider legs. They can occur alone or in conjunction with Varicose Veins. About 25-30% of spider veins are due to valvular insufficiency of the saphenous vein system, therefore, the evaluations of Spider Veins should include a thorough Venous Duplex Dopplar Exam. Spider Veins are best treated by Sclerotherapy.
Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is injection sclerotherapy with either foam or liquid to anywhere in the body excluding the legs. Areas include the face, nose, arms, chest, breasts, back, hands and feet.
This method of treating spider veins uses a solution rather then foam. Glycerin is used for very small veins and an alcohol based solutiion for larger veins. Once the veins are injected, elimination occurs over several weeks. More than one treatment may be necessary. With all types of sclerotherapy performed at Vanish Vein and Laser Center Naples, special vein lights and magnifications help to make the treatment very specific and exact.
This is a method by which spider veins can be eradicated. No anesthesia is required. The procedure is the current state of the art for spider vein elimination. A usual treatment takes about 20-30 minutes. The veins are injected with a liquid solution which is converted into a foam (sort of like a shaving cream). The foam then spreads throughout the spider veins. Over a few weeks, these veins will dissolve. Sometimes several treatments may be necessary.
Additional Spider Vein Laser Treatments
We use many types of treatments for spider veins that are too small to be eradicated by sclerotherapy. Including the Dornier 940 Diode Laser, the Ellman Micro Radiofrequency Current and a Double-Injury Technique consisting of a combination of Scelrotherapy and Radio Frequency. The Polaris LV Diode Laser Radiofrequency device is also used on very small spider veins as well as the Aurora SRA Pulsed Light Radiofrequency System and the Ellman Micro Radiofrequency System.
Percutaneous Ultrasonic Directed Sclerotherapy
This is a specialized form of sclerotherapy using either liquid or foam in which the veins to be treated are first identified by ultrasound, and then, using the ultrasound as a guide, the veins are directly injected. This is an excellent procedure for recurrent varicose veins, perforating veins, venous ulcers and difficult to treat saphenous and accessory veins. This procedure requires only local anesthesia and has no associated downtime.
Closure of Perforating Veins
This office procedure is done usually with local anesthesia. The perforating veins which connect the superficial saphenous vein system to the deep system are identified with a Doppler ultrasound, followed by entering the vein with either a laser catheter, radio frequency catheter or sclerotherapy solution. The perforating (connecting) veins are then treated and closed. This procedure is extremely useful in cases of venous leg ulceration’s, chronic venous changes and leg swelling..