Spider Vein Treatment Minneapolis
Spider veins and small varicose veins can form practically anywhere on the body but are usually found on the face, hands and legs. Dr. Leslie Smith offers both laser vein treatment as well as treatment with Asclera for uncomplicated spider veins and small varicose veins. Treatment of spider veins can yield a dramatic improvement in the aesthetics of the treatment area. In most cases, the treatment is permanent and veins do not reappear.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins on the face can largely be attributed to skin damaged by over exposure to the sun. Women are more likely to develop spider veins and broken capillaries, as are individuals with fair complexions. Genetics also contribute to the development of spider veins and varicose veins.
How Does It Work
Dr. Smith offers Asclera, a minimally invasive procedure used to treat uncomplicated veins. The treatment involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins. It works by damaging the lining inside the blood vessel, causing the vessel to clot. Over time, the collapsed vein will be absorbed by the body and replaced with tissue.
What To Expect
Asclera is a comfortable procedure with little to no downtime. A typical Asclera session with Dr. Smith generally lasts about a half an hour depending on the specific area to be treated.
Dr. Smith will administer the injection or injections and then apply compression with a stocking or bandage.
Post Treatment Care
There should be no prolonged post-treatment discomfort. Patients are asked to avoid long flights, extended periods of sitting or standing, sunbathing and heavy exercise for 3 - 4 days following treatment.