Get sleek-looking legs with treatment for spider veins
SclerotherapySclerotherapy is a safe, time-tested treatment for spider veins. It is virtually painless, and the procedure takes only about 40 minutes:
- A sclerosing agent, such as polidocanol or sodium tetradecyl sulfate, is injected into superficial veins.
- A chemical reaction is induced. This causes treated veins to close.
- The body resorbs these veins, removing them from the skin.
- You wear compression stockings for two weeks after sclerotherapy to improve results.
Laser therapyDr. Lloyd has advanced training in laser technologies. She finds this procedure for treatment of spider veins especially rewarding. It is a non-invasive modality that causes little discomfort and is completed in about 20 minutes.
She uses an ExcelV laser at the surface of skin to target heme (pigmentation) in superficial vessels. It results in closure of veins and eliminates them from skin. Usually several sessions, scheduled six or more weeks apart, are necessary for full resolution.
In many cases , laser therapy is combined with sclerotherapy for optimal results.
At Skin & Vein Institute , treatment for spider veins is individualized. Dr. Amanda Lloyd takes plenty of time to evaluate your condition, understand your concerns, and consider lifestyle factors that may contribute to your spider veins. She begins with the most conservative treatments that produce results.
Don’t spend another warm San Diego day in trousers. Call (760) 642-6674 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Amanda Lloyd.
Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.Meet the Doctor