Spider & Varicose Veins
Undesired visible spider / varicose veins are treatable via various methods
at Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV.
“Spider” veins (telangiectasias) are dilated, visible small blood vessels
in the skin or near the surface, while varicose veins are larger variants,
usually located variably below the skin surface in the fatty layer.
Most commonly, spider veins occur on the face and legs.
Spider veins pose no health risk, however, they may produce a dull aching
in the legs with prolonged standing and indicate more severe venous disease.
Varicose veins may be associated with other conditions:
phlebitis (an inflamed, tender vein), thrombosis (a blood clot in vein),
and/or venous stasis rash and/or ulcer (an open, poorly healing sore).
Exact cause is unknown, however, heredity, pregnancy and hormonal influences are thought to be the primary contributing factors for both conditions.
Sclerotherapy, pioneered by Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgeons
is the gold standard for removal of spider and some varicose leg veins.
A concentrated saline or other chemical solution is injected
with a a very tiny needle into the spider and/or varicose veins.
The solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to close
and become replaced by scar tissue, which is eventually absorbed.
The movement of blood is re-routed to nearby, healthy vessels.
Foam Sclerotherapy uses a foam formulation,
usually made with FDA-approved Asclera (Polidocanol).
Foam sclerotherapy may be more effective than liquid sclerosants
and Asclera may be less painful than other sclerosants.
Strimling Dermatology offers both foam and liquid saline sclerotherapy.
Usually, 1-3 or more treatment sessions are required at monthly intervals.
After treatment, support hose for 2-3 days or longer is recommended.
Walking and moderate exercise may speed recovery.
Periodic treatment of new vessels may be necessary,
as sclerotherapy does not prevent new spider or varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is safe, effective and can be performed any time of the year.
Side effects / risks are very infrequent, usually self-limited and not dangerous.
Alternative therapies include Ambulatory Phlebectomy and some Lasers.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is the surgical removal of undesired veins
through a series of tiny incisions, that leave small, but slightly visible scars.
We usually treat face veins with electrosurgery &/or Broad Band Light (BBL).
Certain varicose veins, in particular the Greater & Lesser Saphenous Veins
are usually best treated by intravascular laser or radiofrequency ablation,
another procedure pioneered by Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgeons.
For more information about Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment, please visit www.asds.net/SpiderAndVaricoseVeinTreatmentInformation.aspx
At Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas,
injection sclerotherapy / spider / varicose veins elimination / removal
is one of the most commonly requested and performed procedures
by our board certified Dermatologists, Drs. Strimling and Handler.
With nearly 40 years combined experience, our doctors are among the
most experienced Cosmetic Physicians / Dermatologists in Las Vegas.
Voted or selected among “Best Dermatologists” in Las Vegas and America.
Also, Dr. Strimling was selected “Award Winning Cosmetic Surgeon” for 2011.
Contact Us at (702) 243-6400
to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Robert Strimling, MD
of Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas.
Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas
treats patients from all over the Clark County valley, including
Henderson, Green Valley, Anthem, North Las Vegas, Boulder City
as well as Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada and the rest of the southwest;
We have also seen patients from all over the country and world.