Whether it’s due to age, injury, or a chronic skin condition, many people can develop visible veins in their legs. Though these visible veins are usually harmless, many people find them unsightly. Luckily, Vibrant Dermatology offers a variety of treatment options for small and superficial veins on the legs, including both laser and sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive injection treatment for smaller veins, called reticular veins and spider veins. We also offer laser leg vein treatments that have minimal to no pain and no downtime, which is a major benefit of Aerolase when compared to other laser leg vein treatments.
What Sclerotherapy and Laser Leg Vein Treatments Correct
Sclerotherapy and laser leg vein treatments like Aerolase specifically address visible veins in the legs. There are several different types of visible veins, such as spider veins and varicose veins, that may each benefit from a different treatment.
For example, both sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments address the smaller veins called reticular veins and spider veins. Large varicose veins, however, are generally treated by vascular surgeons.
Who Should Get Sclerotherapy/Laser Leg Vein Treatments?
Both men and women can be prone to developing visible veins in their legs. Anyone that has unwanted small varicose veins or spider veins is a good candidate for this treatment.
Individuals with a history of clotting and inflammation in their leg veins, individuals who are bedridden, and people who may need a bypass in the future are commonly advised against sclerotherapy and other laser leg vein treatments. Dr. Ip, however, will discuss your history and how these treatments could work for you during your consultation.
What to Expect from Sclerotherapy/Laser Leg Vein Treatments
Sclerotherapy and laser leg vein treatments, like Aerolase, are minimally invasive procedures that effectively have no downtime. This allows patients to return to their normal activities right away.
A common concern with sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments is the risk of hyperpigmentation developing. While discoloration may last for several weeks, it is likely to fade over time.
Your sclerotherapy or laser vein treatment will occur in a relatively quick procedure. Depending on how large the treatment area is, patients can expect to be finished with their session in 15 to 45 minutes.
Almost immediately, patients who are receiving these treatments can see results. Sclerotherapy is an especially stunning treatment to watch because the veins immediately begin to fade as soon as the injection is in.
All About Recovery Times and Results
Though it is rare, veins can recur and, most commonly, multiple sessions are required to get the best results. Successful varicose vein treatment may require both laser and sclerotherapy to provide the most complete resolution. The process is gradual and often requires 2 to 3 sessions for maximum clearance.
Why Dr. Ip Recommends Sclerotherapy and Laser Vein Treatments
Leg veins can be a major medical and cosmetic concern. In fact, many individuals can experience pain and heaviness in their legs secondary to leg veins in addition to them worrying about the overall look of their legs.
Dr. Ip strives to provide care that considers both the medical and cosmetic side of conditions, and that’s why she often recommends sclerotherapy or laser vein treatments to patients with visible veins on their legs. These treatments are safe, effective, do not cause a lot of discomfort, and tend to have long-lasting results, making them a great option for many men and women.
Leave your skincare to the experts. To learn more about how sclerotherapy and laser leg vein treatments can take care of frustrating visible veins, make sure you work with a board-certified dermatologist. If you would like to experience premier dermatological care to achieve beautiful and healthy skin, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Ip today.