The difficulty of living with spider veins goes beyond physical discomfort. They can make you feel self-conscious, and compel you to keep your legs or arms hidden.
At Rio Medical, we want you to be able to feel comfortable and confident in your skin. That’s why we offer both Asclera® sclerotherapy and the Elite + laser treatment to get rid of pesky spider veins.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are tiny, twisting veins that resemble spider legs. They are visible through the skin, typically appearing on the legs and face. While most of the concerns associated with these veins are aesthetic, they can also cause pain, aching, or cramping.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins occur because of many different factors, including:
- Frequent periods of prolonged standing
- Hormonal changes
- Trauma or injury
- Exposure to ultraviolet light rays
Additionally, they develop more often in women than in men.
What is Asclera® Sclerotherapy?
Asclera® Sclerotherapy is a specific kind of sclerotherapy that uses polidocanol to remove spider veins. The polidocanol is injected directly into the veins, causing them to clot. Over time, the clotted vein will be entirely replaced with healthy tissue and will no longer be visible.
Each therapy session typically lasts between 15 and 45 minutes, depending upon the number of veins you want to be removed. Additional sessions may be required. If they are, these are usually done within one or two weeks of your first treatment. Following treatment, you will be required to wear compression stockings for 2-3 weeks.
Asclera® Sclerotherapy works best on uncomplicated, small spider veins. These are less than 1 mm in diameter. Studies have shown that on average, 87% of patients are either satisfied or very satisfied with their Asclera® treatment.
What is the Elite + Laser Treatment?
The Elite + laser is a sophisticated, cutting-edge method of treating spider veins. This treatment is not only safe and effective – it involves a quick recovery period, relatively low cost as compared to surgical removal, and minimal scarring. The appearance of your spider veins will subside over six weeks, becoming less and less noticeable as time passes. Following treatment, you may be required to wear compression stockings for a period of time.
Located in Hudson, Rio Medical has a commitment to patient satisfaction, health, and well-being. If you’re interested in beginning either of these spider vein treatments or have any questions about them, contact Rio Medical today. We look forward to hearing from you.