Spider Vein Removal Rochester NY
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small blood vessels located close to the skin’s surface. They are a common problem for women, with unsightly clusters of red, blue, or purple veins appearing on the thighs, calves, and ankles of nearly half of adult females. At The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we offer several options to eliminate spider veins, including sclerotherapy and laser treatment.
Spider Vein Removal Treatment Options
- Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure in which veins are injected with a solution that causes them to collapse and fade from view. A sclerotherapy session is relatively quick, lasting only about 15 to 45 minutes.
- Laser Treatment uses pulses of laser light to seal off veins and cause them to dissolve, achieving the same result as sclerotherapy. Laser treatments are effective mainly for smaller spider veins.
Over the course of about a month, these procedures cause spider veins to fade and vanish, helping your skin look younger, clearer, and healthier. Often, our patients at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester are shocked by the difference between a leg that has received treatment and one that has not.