Spider Vein Removal

Spider Vein Removal

Spider Vein Removal

The Procedure

Spider Veins, also known as telangiectasias, are thin veins that have a spider web-like appearance. Spider veins are generally flatter and smaller than varicose veins and can appear red, blue, or purple in color. They are usually closer to the surface of the skin and can be found on the face, ankles, legs, and thighs. Spider veins commonly appear on the body in three different patterns: starburst, linear, and arborizing.

The LightPod Neo laser can safely treat a broad range of visible blood vessels from angiomas and spider veins to large leg veins. The Neo delivers a pulse of laser energy, which will cause the blood within the vein to coagulate and destroy the vessel, which will absorbed by your body over several weeks to leave your skin looking rejuvenated and youthful. No matter what part of your body is affected, the LightPod Neo can safely and effectively take care of any unwanted veins.

Benefits

  • Get relief from swelling, cramps and leg heaviness
  • Enjoy an improvement in your general health
  • Regain the confidence to “bare” your legs again
  • Renew activities with friends and loved ones without physical discomfort
  • Say goodbye to uncomfortable (and unfashionable) compression stockings
  • Notice an improved appearance of your legs

FAQ

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are very small and very fine red or blue veins. They are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like a thin red line, tree branches or spider webs. Spider veins can be found on the legs and face and many cover a small or large area.

What are reticular veins?

Reticular veins can also be known as feeder veins. They are the blue and green veins beneath the surface of skin. Reticular veins enlarge because of increased pressure in the vein. They can be caused by heredity. You may have reticular veins alone but you may also have spider veins at the same time.

How does laser work?

With Neo, any facial vessel as well as leg telangiectasias are treated with ease and little or no discomfort, and most are cleared in 3-6 treatment sessions.

What is Asclera® (pronounced a skler ah)?

Asclera® (polidocanol) Injection is a prescription medicine that is used in a procedure called sclerotherapy and is administered by a healthcare provider to treat two types of veins:

  • Uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins ≤ 1 mm in diameter)
  • Uncomplicated small varicose veins (1 to 3 mm in diameter) known as reticular veins

How Does Asclera® Work?

Asclera® is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. This causes blood platelets and cellular debris to attach to the lining of the vessels; eventually, cellular debris and platelets cause the blood vessel to clot. Over time, the clotted vein will be replaced with tissue.

How long is each Asclera® session?

A typical sclerotherapy session lasts 15 to 45 minutes. One injection is usually administered per inch with multiple injections per session. Following treatment compression stockings or support hose should be worn continuously for 2-3 days and for 2-3 weeks during the day time. Repeat sessions may be necessary. If additional treatment sessions are required they are usually reparated by 1-2 weeks.

What should I avoid after receiving an Asclera® Injection?

For two to three days following the treatment, avoid (if you are uncertain, please ask your healthcare provider):

  • Heavy exercise
  • Sunbathing
  • Long plane flights
  • Hot bath or sauna

Are there any possible side effects to Asclera® treatments?

Yes, they may include:

  • Severe allergic reactions have been reported following polidocanol use, including anaphylactic reactions, some of them fatal. Severe reactions are most frequent with use of larger volumes (> 3 mL). The dose of polidocanol should therefore be minimized.
  • In rare cases, formation of small “burns” or ulcers form, usually due to leakage of Asclera® into the skin. They heal in time, but may leave a scar.
  • Inadvertent perivascular injection of Asclera® can cause pain. If pain is severe, a local anesthetic (without adrenaline) may be injected.

You should tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, including Prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products

You should not be treated with Asclera® if you:

  • Have a known allergy to polidocanol
  • Have an acute vein or blood clotting (thromboembolic) disease
  • Are pregnant or nursing

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