Spider veins affect up to 60 percent of American adults because of their genetics or lifestyle. These tiny veins may seem completely innocuous, but they could lead to much larger problems over time. The one or two tiny spider veins that you may currently see on your legs can eventually change into dozens of more visible spider veins, and they could even grow serious enough to cause medical issues. By themselves, spider veins are not medically dangerous. Instead, they are associated mainly with cosmetic problems. These veins may make you embarrassed of your skin and may make you want to cover up the problem areas with makeup or clothing. Instead of staying covered up, we can help you with safe and effective spider vein treatment solutions.
Dr. Mimi Lee provides cutting-edge spider vein care to men and women at her Little Rock clinic. Treatments are non-surgical in nature and use only minimally-invasive techniques to provide lasting effects. She typically turns to sclerotherapy because this is a proven treatment method for larger spider veins.
Sclerotherapy permanently treats the veins, causing them to fade from the skin over the next few months. Keep in mind that you may need two or more sclerotherapy treatments for permanent results. This is due to the fact that we can only inject a certain amount of sclerosing agent into your veins at one time, and you may need more than this amount, especially if you have several larger treatment areas.
Sclerotherapy is nothing that should worry you. You will be kept comfortable throughout the spider vein treatment and will be awake the entire time. You will not need major anesthesia or IV sedation, and you may only need a topical anesthetic to numb the skin at the injection site. During the treatment, a solution is injected into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vein wall, causing it to squeeze shut. Once it shuts, blood can no longer flow through it, and the vein will die. Soon, the old vein walls will turn into scar tissue that will be reabsorbed by your body. You should expect to see your vein fade from your skin within months.
Spider veins are most likely to form on your legs, where blood tends to pool because of gravity. When you choose Dr. Mimi Lee for your spider vein treatment, you will know that you are choosing the best. Contact us today to book a consultation in Little Rock.