What types of leg veins does NDDA treat?
Almost half of all women have either spider or blue veins – unattractive blue, purple or red clusters on their thighs, calves or ankles. In addition to being unsightly, these veins can also cause burning, swelling or cramping at times.
At NDDA, we have several ways of making both spider veins and blue veins invisible and eliminating the symptoms associated with them. These treatments are nearly painless, minimally invasive and involve little recovery time.
How do they work?
Sclerotherapy is the cosmetic dermatology treatment of choice for spider veins. This procedure involves injecting a sclerosing agent – typically a saline solution – into the vein, causing it to fade gradually over time. The procedure uses a tiny micro-needle which causes minimal pain.
Larger blue veins are treated with sclerotherapy, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments, or a combination of both. With IPL, the light energy is absorbed by the targeted vein, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. The energy heats the vein wall to the point that it collapses and closes and causes the vein’s blood to coagulate. Over time the coagulated blood is absorbed by the body and the vein becomes invisible.
How many treatments are needed?
One or two treatments per leg are usually necessary. Additional touch-ups may be needed in the future.
How long does it take to see results?
Results are usually immediate; however, the veins tend to look worse before they look better. After being treated, the veins often look like red cat scratches for about 3 weeks until they gradually fade. Bruising is also a possible temporary side effect.
Can laser be used to treat veins?
Yes. For small, stubborn or mat-like veins unresponsive to sclerotherapy or for larger, blue veins, intense pulsed light treatments can be used.
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Call North Dallas Dermatology Associates today at (214) 761-8524 or contact us online to set up a consultation as soon as possible. Our sclerotherapy treatment can help you attain the appearance you want to achieve.
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