If you have noticed a tiny, web-like pattern of veins just under the surface of your skin, chances are that you have spider veins. Downtown Dermatology offers treatment for spider veins for men and women in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.
Spider veins develop when the blood inside the veins does not circulate properly. Typically this is caused by an abnormality in a valve inside the vein. The tiny valves open and close to allow blood to pass and prevent a backflow. When the blood does backflow, it pools inside the vein and weakens the walls of the vein.
Spider veins do not cause any degree of discomfort, so they are mostly cosmetic concerns. Getting sclerotherapy treatment for your spider veins alleviates your feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment.
Spider veins can develop on the face and body. We most often see spider veins on the cheeks, ankles and skin area.
At Downtown Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hicks-Graham treats spider veins with sclerotherapy. The treatment involves injecting a special solution into the damaged veins. The veins are absorbed by your body and blood is re-routed to healthier veins.
Spider veins typically do not indicate a serious underlying condition. Even after treatment, though, you can develop new spider veins. Prior to your sclerotherapy, you should take steps to prevent new spider veins from developing. Dr. Hicks-Graham will make recommendations during your consultation.
Dr. Hicks-Graham will ask you to wear compression bandages or stockings after your sclerotherapy to promote healing. She may also require you to rest at home and avoid your normal activities for a period of time.
Sclerotherapy for spider veins may be considered medically necessary, so a portion of the cost may be covered by your medical insurance. You may pay for your portion of the cost via cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Although spider veins do not cause pain or swelling of soft tissues, you may want to treat the veins for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Hicks-Graham will explain the benefits of sclerotherapy for your spider veins during the consultation.
Downtown Dermatology offers sclerotherapy for spider veins. If you live in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham.Spider veins are easily treatable with sclerotherapy at Downtown Dermatology. Our patients in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area are thrilled with the high-quality care they receive from board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham.