The traditional treatment method for spider veins is sclerotherapy. During this intervention, your provider injects a chemical called a sclerosant into the affected veins. This shrinks the veins and hardens them, so blood has to find a different route. After 4 to 6 weeks, the treated veins disappear.
The team at Tinsley Surgical uses an advanced form of treatment called polidocanol foam (Asclera) or Varithena® foam sclerotherapy. It works similarly to standard sclerotherapy, but instead of injecting a liquid sclerosant, the team uses a sclerosant foam.
Foam sclerotherapy has several advantages. For starters, the foam doesn’t mix with your blood in your vein like a liquid sclerosant. Therefore it works longer and is more effective than liquid sclerotherapy. Also, because of the foam’s thickness, the team at Tinsley Surgical can view your veins using ultrasound, which improves the treatment’s effectiveness.
If your spider veins bother you, visit Tinsley Surgical for a fast, effective treatment that eliminates these blemishes. To schedule your consultation, call the office now, or use the online booking tool.