Spider veins often accompany the aging process. Although they are not usually a cause for concern medically, they can be unsightly, and many people choose to have them removed for cosmetic purposes.
The good news is that there are safe and effective treatments for all types of vascular issues, including spider veins – and at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, our board-certified dermatologist is committed to offering the safest and most advanced options available.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are capillaries in the skin that have dilated and become visible from the surface. They may present as thin, branching red, blue, purple, or green lines and are most common in the legs, but may also occur on the cheeks, nose, and elsewhere on the body.
While spider veins are related to various conditions, the most common causes are pregnancy, weight gain, and the simple process of aging. Genetics and lifestyle choices, including sun exposure, and jobs that require prolonged standing or sitting can also contribute to the development of spider veins. However, the cause is generally irrelevant to the cure. Spider vein treatment is suitable for nearly everyone.
Treatment options for spider veins include:
- Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy treats both spider veins and varicose veins. It involves the injection of a solution into the veins that causes them to constrict and close. This is the most common treatment for spider veins, but not always the most comfortable
- Laser Vein Treatment. Dr. Greene can also use lasers to treat spider veins. This virtually painless procedure utilizes concentrated energy to significantly reduce the appearance of spider veins from outside the body. Laser treatment is accurate, virtually painless, and won’t damage the skin. Because it is quick and minimally invasive, many of our patients opt for this advanced spider vein treatment
We strive to provide the most effective solutions for each person’s needs. The best way to find out which treatment is right for you is through a consultation at our comfortable office.
Are You a Good Candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?
If you have spider veins that you’d like to have treated, Dr. Greene is here to help. Please call Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797 to schedule a consultation and learn more about the safe and long-lasting treatment options we offer. We welcome patients from Redmond, Bellevue, Mercer Island, and all nearby communities.