Spider veins are small blood vessels located near the skin. These veins have red, blue, and purple coloring and are visible through the skin. The spider veins usually show themselves on the calves, thighs, and feet of women.
There is no exact reason for the creation of spider veins. However, there are a number of factors that can result in their formation. Obesity, hormonal imbalances, and working at a job that requires you to stand all day are among some of the factors that increase the likelihood of developing spider veins.
Spider vein removal is the only way to get rid of these unsightly clusters. There are a number of ways through which spider veins can be removed from the body. Sclerotherapy and laser treatment are among the most effective treatment methods.
At The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we offer both sclerotherapy and laser treatment for spider vein removal. In sclerotherapy, a solution is injected into the veins to make them collapse and disappear. In laser treatment, the veins are sealed using pulses of laser light. Both procedures are relatively quick and done on an outpatient basis.
Recovery is not difficult, since there are no incisions involved with spider vein removal. You can return to your daily routine a few days after the procedure.
If you are looking for a way to put an end to those ugly spider veins on your calves and feet then give us a call at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester.