You would be amazed at the number of people who won’t wear shorts during the summer because they are embarrassed about their spider veins. Well if you fall into this category, it’s time to start shopping for some shorts! Visconti Medical Spa has multiple treatment methods available, including laser and light technology, the Veinwave, and sclerotherapy. We can also safely treat the veins on your face.
Before treating your spider veins, we recommend that you undergo a varicose vein screening. Why? Even though you may not have any bulging varicose veins, your superficial veins may be refluxing and causing your spider veins. If your spider veins have vessels that are “feeding” them, we will need to address these problematic veins prior to injecting your spider veins. Otherwise, your treatments would be unsuccessful and/or short-lasting. If you suffer from varicose veins,
Dr. Matthew Visconti is Certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, a specialty for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins. If you suffer from painful and swollen varicose veins, additional imaging and treatment can be done at Visconti Imaging. Please visit Visconti Imaging & Vein or call 231.439.9700 if you would like to speak with someone regarding varicose veins. We have performed over 10,000 varicose vein procedures…experience counts when it comes to vein treatments!
Superficial Laser Treatment
A superficial laser procedure uses energy and heat to constrict blood vessels in the legs, causing the veins to visibly disappear. The surrounding tissue is protected by the advanced cooling mechanism so there isn’t any downtime. It’s a simple, clinically-proven procedure for reducing the appearance of spider veins on your legs that gets you back on your feet quickly – and gets your legs back to their youthful appearance with ease.
Sclerotherapy can be used to minimize the appearance of spider veins. During the procedure, an FDA-approved sclerosant called Polidocanol (Asclera) is injected into the vein. This causes an irritation to the inner lining of the vein resulting in closure of the vein. After the procedure, a compression dressing will be applied to the site. You will be required to wear compression stockings for the first 48 hours. After 48 hours, you need to wear the stocking during the day for the next 7-10 days, unless specified otherwise by your provider. The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the problem. Because the treatment of small spider veins is considered cosmetic, most insurance companies will not cover these treatments.
Dr. Visconti is one of the five providers in Michigan to offer the Veinwave, a revolutionary FDA-approved treatment for spider veins and telangectasia. The Veinwave system uses heat energy to target small spider veins. The energy from the heat is delivered to the blood vessels and the veins disappear through a process called thermocoagulation. The heat makes the walls of the vein stick together and the vein eventually collapses. The vein can be easily targeted with the ultra-fine needle that is used during the treatment. The Veinwave can be used to treat spider veins on the legs, as well as small veins on the face.