Spider veins are small dilated blood vessels within the skin, which have a red, blue or purple color. They can appear on the legs, as well as the face. Isolated vessels can be effectively treated with either saline injection (sclerotherapy) or with light (intense pulsed light or laser). Both of these therapies damage the small blood vessel walls and cause spider veins to disappear over time. The most effective treatment for diffuse and/or multiple lesions is a combination of sclerotherapy and light. The most appropriate therapy is chosen depending on the size, location, and character of the vessels.
Dr. Russo has years of experience performing spider vein treatment in Champaign-Urbana. Dedicated to cosmetic surgery and medicine, his goal is to make patients feel better in their own skin. With the help of his highly trained staff as well as the latest laser and light technologies, he can help you get rid of your spider veins once and for all.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins. They are visible under the skin and typically appear on the face and legs. There are various factors that predispose people to spider veins, some of which include:
- Certain types of birth control pills
- Blood clots
- Increased pressure in the abdomen such as a tumor or constipation
- Sun damage
It is common for people with an occupation that involves a lot of standing to need vein removal in Champaign-Urbana. This is because of blood that pools to the legs, leading the veins to stretch from increased pressure.
Laser Leg Vein Treatment
Rejuvenis offers a number of laser, light and energy devices to treat unwanted blood vessels even on dark or tan skin.
With the help of the latest technology, Dr. Russo targets selective portions of the skin’s deepest layer without affecting the healthy skin around it. This not only supports the healing process but also improves skin tone and skin discoloration. This type of spider vein treatment in Champaign-Urbana can be applied to virtually any part of the body.
This is an injection procedure for the removal of unsightly veins and capillaries, in which a substance, such as concentrated salt water, is introduced into the lumen of a blood vessel. This results in thrombosis (clotting) and subsequent fibrosis (scarring) and therefore the disappearance of the vessel. This relatively pain-free procedure is the standard for removal of capillaries and small veins. We use this technique along with various lasers to improve the appearance of the skin by removing or lessening unsightly blood vessels (broken capillaries).
Results and Recovery
Vein removal in Champaign-Urbana requires little to no downtime. Both types of treatments mentioned above are outpatient procedures. This means that you will leave the clinic the same day that Dr. Russo administers the treatment. For a full recovery, you will be asked to wear compression socks for one to three weeks depending on the severity of your condition. To enable the evacuation of blood clots in larger veins, you may need a follow-up visit within two weeks of your first treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Vein Removal?
The ideal candidates for laser leg vein treatment and sclerotherapy are healthy people without weight issues who suffer from unsightly, superficial veins of 4mm or less. Before undergoing treatment, the team at Rejuvenis may use special ultrasound techniques to determine the site of the venous disease if you suffer from more than just a small area of spider veins. Dr. Russo will consult and assess the areas you would like to treat.
Why Choose Rejuvenis for Your Spider Vein Treatment in Champaign-Urbana
Dr. Russo and his team at Rejuvenis Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa create unique and personalized treatment plans for each and every one of their patients in order to help them reach their aesthetic goals. His years of medical training and extensive experience mean that you can rest assured knowing that you’re in the right hands for your spider vein removal in Champaign-Urbana. To find out more about the procedure or to book a consultation, contact us today.