For many people, spider veins can be a major source of concern. Those visible veins – which usually appear dark blue or purple on the surface of the skin – can make it difficult to feel confident showing off your legs. If this concern describes you, you’re not alone! In fact, it’s estimated that up to 60% of women suffer from spider veins.
Fortunately, there are a couple solutions for eliminating those annoying spider veins – and we offer them here at Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics in Cerritos, CA!
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are aptly named because they resemble the crisscrossing of a spider’s web across the surface of the skin. Unlike varicose veins, which appear raised and bumpy, spider veins feel smooth to the touch. They can be caused by a combination of hormonal changes, smoking, injury or repetitive exercise, or just plain old genetics.
How Can I Get Rid of Them?
At Belle Vie, we offer patients two highly effective spider vein treatments:
- Sclerotherapy: This spider vein therapy uses a special sclerosing agent that’s directly injected directly into the offending vein. This solution damages the lining inside the vein, which prompts the body to respond by creating more platelets to heal the irritation. Over time, these platelets build up to the point where the vein becomes clotted and closes. The vein is absorbed by the body naturally, leaving behind clearer skin. Sclerotherapy is safe, effective, and can lead to faster results for eliminating leg veins. Belle Vie uses FDA-approved Asclera injections to treat spider veins.
- Vbeam: This pulse dyed laser uses gentle yet intense bursts of light to target and destroy darker spider veins beneath the surface of the skin. Treatment with the Vbeam laser does not damage surrounding healthy tissue; additionally, it’s safe to use on both leg veins and facial veins.
No matter which treatment option you select, you’ll likely need 3-6 treatments to see optimal results.
Spider Vein Treatment at Belle Vie
Wondering which procedure is best for your spider veins? Schedule a spider vein consultation at Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics in Cerritos, CA today or call (562) 865-0802!
Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics also serves the greater Long Beach and Anaheim areas.