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First State Vein & Laser Center utilizes a combination of sclerotherapy and radiofrequency techniques to treat spider veins. Varicose veins are treated with sclerotherapy alone. Vein treatments are performed at our office and do not require local anesthesia. You can walk out of the office after vein treatment and immediately resume your normal activities. Compression stockings, which are sold at our office, should be worn for one week following varicose vein treatments.
Sclerotherapy is the most common spider vein treatment. Using a tiny needle, a solution that causes the vein walls to swell, stick together and seal shut is injected into the vein. Blood flow is restricted and in a few weeks, the vein should fade. Sclerotherapy vein treatments are highly effective. Patients can expect about 80 percent of their treated veins to fade away. Sclerotherapy treatments are not typically considered painful.
Depending on the severity and the extent of the spider veins or varicose veins, two to five vein treatments are typically needed to eliminate the appearance of veins in the legs. The procedure has no downtime and patients can return to their normal activities immediately following sclerotherapy vein treatment.
A revolutionary radiofrequency machine called the VeinGogh provides state-of-the-art spider vein treatments. Radiofrequency vein treatments are a fast and easy way to reliably treat cosmetically undesirable spider veins. Microbursts of high-frequency electrical energy are delivered into the vein using a hair-thin probe. The vessel walls collapse and spider veins will no longer be visible on the surface of the skin.