Have Spider Veins? Two Types of Spider Vein Removal Treatments

SclerotherapySpider veins are not only unsightly to look at but they can be extremely uncomfortable as well. If you suffer from spider veins and can’t even seem to get yourself to wear things like shorts or sandals due to the embarrassment you might feel, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that anywhere between 30% and 60% of adults suffer from spider veins. Luckily, The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester offers spider vein removal to help give you back the look and confidence you deserve. Read on to learn more about the two most effective vein removal treatment options available: sclerotherapy and laser vein removal.


This type of vein removal surgery involves injecting the veins with a salt water solution. The solution then irritates the veins and causes the blood in the veins to clot— ultimately leading to the disappearance of your spider veins. As an effective solution to rid you of your spider veins, sclerotherapy is a fairly non-invasive procedure that requires little downtime. During recovery from sclerotherapy, you will be encouraged to wear compression sleeves or socks that help to keep your veins compressed as they heal. Additionally, you will be encouraged to go on small walks to stimulate blood flow but will be encouraged to avoid things like strenuous exercise for a few weeks after your treatment.

Laser Vein Removal

Another effective vein removal option that we offer at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester is laser vein removal. Primarily effective on smaller sized spider veins, laser treatment uses pulses of laser light to seal off veins which in turn causes them to dissolve— achieving the same results as sclerotherapy. Additionally, recovery from laser vein removal is similar to that of sclerotherapy— you will be encouraged to wear a compression sleeve or sock and will also be encouraged to refrain from any sort of strenuous exercise while in recovery.

Dealing with spider veins can be embarrassing. However, by getting either sclerotherapy or laser vein removal, you can get rid of your spider veins and slip into those shorts you never thought you would wear again in virtually no time at all. To learn more about spider vein removal, contact The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester today.


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