You don’t need me to tell you spider veins are an unsightly reality for many beautiful women across Florida and the U.S.
But what are spider veins and why do I get them?
Spider veins appear on calves, thighs and ankles and even on the face sometimes. It’s estimated that nearly half of women see spider veins at some point in their lives. Many factors contribute to their development – genetics, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight gain and prolonged sitting or standing to name a few.
Perhaps you are pregnant or work a job where you’re standing all day long and spot these unsightly small clusters of red, blue or purple veins on your legs. You want to enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor activities we enjoy here in Florida…wearing long pants all the time simply isn’t your style.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure where injection of a sclerosing solution causes spider veins to collapse and fade from view. Gainesville’s top aestheticians at AccentMD say that you should expect to receive one injection for every inch of vein.
Another way to get rid of spider veins is through laser treatments – an intense beam of light that’s passed over the leg veins. Sclerotherapy is sometimes used in combination with laser treatment.
And to take care of any spider veins in the face, a pulsed light procedure saturates the pigment in the blood vessels, reducing spider veins within a couple weeks.
Before undergoing any procedures, you will have an opportunity to discuss your goals and the benefits of spider vein treatment with North Florida cosmetic surgeons at Accent Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. They’ll walk you through the simple procedure so you can know what to expect. Read more about spider vein treatments and pricing on our website.