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Get sleek-looking legs with treatment for spider veins

If you think of the circulatory system of your legs as a tree, spider and reticular veins are twigs. This meshwork of fine red, brown, and greenish-blue lines is not generally a health threat. However, it mars the tone of skin, and may keep you from enjoying cool, comfortable fashions. With effective treatment for spider veins, Dr. Amanda Lloyd of Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas gives patients in North County San Diego the confidence to show their legs.
Spider Veins


Sclerotherapy 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.

Sclerotherapy Demonstrate

Sclerotherapy Demonstrate - Encinitas CA
Watch as Dr. Amanda Lloyd performs a sclerotherapy treatment to help a patient get rid of those unsightly and unnecessary spider veins. The treatment involves injecting a solution to the veins using a tiny needle, which will eventually make the veins fade away from the surface.


Sclerotherapy - Encinitas CA
For individuals dealing with spider veins and varicose veins on noticeable areas of the body, For individuals dealing with spider veins and varicose veins on noticeable areas of the body, Dr. Amanda Lloyd talks about Sclerotherapy. An injectable treatment, which can effectively reduce the appearance of such veins is a popular option among many patients looking to restore a flawless appearance to their skin.

Laser therapy

Dr. 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.

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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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