Vein Removal Treatment In Austin
Vein Removal Treatment
Now offering Asclera®, a new FDA approved vein removal treatment with significant treatment advantages.
Asclera®, also called polidocanol, has been a favorite sclerotherapy treatment in Europe for years. This excellent vein treatment method is now approved for use in the United States and Dr. Sneed is pleased to now offer this dermatology procedure in Austin. Not only is this treatment highly effective, but it also offers significantly less injection discomfort and major improvement in reducing unwanted side effects. Call today to schedule an appointment and begin the process of removing unsightly veins forever.
INJECT AWAY THOSE VARICOSE VEINS
Varicose veins are a real nuisance. They may ache, but seldom cause serious problems. They can be very unsightly though and some of our patients report they no longer wear shorts or a swimming suit because of them. For most varicose veins, which seem to come in a variety of sizes and colors, they can be treated simply and efficiently with Sclerotherapy.
A special solution is injected into each vein and this causes the vein to collapse and eventually be reabsorbed by the body.
Usually at least 2 to 3 treatments are needed at a minimum. Our patients wear compression hose after the injections which improve the effectiveness of the treatment. There are some lasers that are designed to treat these veins, but in our experience these laser treatments work better on the veins of the face, especially around the nose and cheeks.
WHAT ARE SPIDER VEINS?
Spider Veins are small purple to red blood vessels often visible on the leg, ankle or foot. The exact cause is unknown, but heredity plays a strong role in the development of this condition. These should not be confused with varicose veins, which are larger, deeper veins that are usually lumpy and sometimes deeper purple in color. Varicose veins may sometimes cause leg discomfort, whereas spider veins are usually pain free. Spider veins are progressive, and usually increase in number and visibility with age.
SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT
The oldest and most common treatment for spider veins on the legs is sclerotherapy. This involves injection of a sclerosing agent into the veins, which irritates the vessels, causing them to scar and become less noticeable. Often, the veins do not actually go away, but become less visible because of the reaction around the walls of the vein. The injections may sting a bit, especially if saline is used, but the discomfort does not last long.
- Varicose veins usually are larger in size
- Varicose veins tend to bulge
More than one treatment is usually required, since all the veins will not respond to the first treatment. Also, since this is a progressive condition, the patient can expect new spider veins to occur over time, which may require treatment every few years to maintain the improvement.
SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT BENEFITS
- No downtime-patients can immediately resume work and all normal activities
- Little or no discomfort
- Overall improvement in the appearance is achieved
- Sclerotherapy is a safe, time-proven procedure
OTHER SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS
- Support stockings are often used to help keep treated veins closed and reduce bruising
- Initial bruising may occur
- Color changes, and small areas of scarring can occur in the skin
- It is best to avoid direct sunlight during the first couple of weeks following treatment
FREE VEIN REMOVAL AND SPIDER VEIN CONSULTATION IN AUSTIN WITH AESTHETICA MEDSPA
To learn more about the Vein Removal Treatment in Austin, you can request your free consultation online or call our office at (512) 899-2639.