Spider veins are unwelcome little veins can attack nearly anyone of any age. They do become more common with age and are also more common in women and in those who have a genetic predisposition to them. While many of them do not cause any problems other than a sense of self-consciousness when in public, others grow into larger problems or cause discomfort that requires treatment. Whether you are looking into spider vein treatments for cosmetic or physical reasons, we encourage you to start at Mira Aesthetic Medical Center and Spa where you can experience sclerotherapy for excellent results.
Before starting with your first sclerotherapy session, we will perform a thorough consultation to ensure that this treatment is right for you and that we are indeed dealing with spider veins. We will begin by taking a family history, by looking at your legs or any other problem areas you have and by asking you about any symptoms you may already be experiencing. We may also use a handheld screening tool to find out what is happening in the blood vessels located deep under the surface of your skin. If we find that you have spider veins or varicose veins, we may recommend sclerotherapy based on the size of the affected vessels.
During sclerotherapy, you will be awake the entire time but will not experience any discomfort. After using a local anesthetic on your skin, we will inject a special substance into the affected veins. This is usually a strong saline solution that kills the cells of the blood vessel. Over time, the vein will die, be reabsorbed by your body and gradually fade from the surface of your skin.
To find out more about sclerotherapy, contact us today at Mira Aesthetic Medical Center and Spa! We proudly serve you from our office in Costa Mesa, California.