Spider veins—ugh. Just the thought of them is generally enough to upset those who suffer from their unsightly appearance. Summer and autumn are ideal for traveling to new and exotic locations, and worrying about your body image should be last on your checklist.
These red and blue networks commonly appear on the legs, but these visible veins can also show up on the face, breasts, hands and feet. The good news is that no matter where your spider veins are located, Windward Vein offers a variety of effective treatment options. Two of the most popular procedures include sclerotherapy and Excel V.
This well-known vein treatment is extremely effective in minimizing the appearance of spider veins. Dr. Wong will begin by using advanced ultrasound imaging to explore the veins deep within the skin. A tiny needle will then be injected into the vein to deliver a solution called Sotradecol. This solution destroys the lining, allowing the vein to then scar and seal itself closed.
Many of our patients choose sclerotherapy for it’s quick, painless, incision- and laser-free way to rid their body of spider veins. The treatment typically only takes 30 minutes and only requires the use of compression hose for a week following the procedure. Most patients return to their everyday activities within just a day or two.
Traditionally, spider veins have only been treated with sclerotherapy, but now we offer another effective treatment. Excel V is a new laser procedure that may be even more effective and less invasive than any other procedure before. The laser successfully eradicates your superficial veins, like spider veins, by using one of the longest pulses available in these devices today.
So how does it work? The Excel V uses a high-power green laser to target the blood vessels that sit just beneath the skin’s surface. The heat from the laser coagulates the vein, allowing it to seal close and eventually collapse. The treated vessel is then safely absorbed by the body over time, allowing the blood to reroute to nearby healthy veins instead.
With no needle and quicker results, many of our patients prefer this over sclerotherapy. This treatment does not require any type of anesthesia, and patients can expect to return to regular activities within 24 hours. While initial swelling and redness may occur, these side effects will generally disappear in the days following the procedure. And because the Excel V completely destroys the problem veins, your results are considered permanent.
Vein, Vein, Go Away!
You don’t have to let the shame and embarrassment of unsightly spider veins cause you from enjoying your island getaway this summer. We want you to enjoy every second of your upcoming vacation and offer a variety of options to boost your self-confidence.
Call Windward Vein today at 808-261-2441 to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out which treatment option is right for you.