Spider veins are a common vascular problem that can compromise the aesthetic appearance of the skin in the affected areas. If left untreated, these abnormal veins may cause discomfort or other concerns.
Patients who are unhappy with the unsightly appearance of spider veins can consult with an expert at a qualified medspa to get them removed.
The vein expert will first determine whether the patient is an appropriate candidate for spider vein treatment and evaluate their personal aesthetic needs and concerns. Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified and tremendous plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides time-tested treatments for spider veins to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities and suburbs in this area of the southwest.
In some cases, the visibility of spider veins on the skin’s surface may be very minor, requiring no treatment. The medspa vein expert may advise the candidate against seeking any major therapy in such cases, except following certain lifestyle improvements. However, if the appearance of spider veins is conspicuous in a particular area of the body, and the patient is bothered by it, they may be a suitable candidate for spider vein treatment.
The candidate should be committed to following the full course of treatment as prescribed by the provider. They should carefully follow the provider’s instructions for pre-op preparation and post-op recovery to achieve safe and desirable outcomes. An ideal candidate will have good general health, clear aesthetic priorities and reasonable expectations. The treatment provider may show before and after photos to the patient to help them form realistic expectations.
The vein expert may also check whether the patient has previously tried alternative treatment approaches such as wearing compression stockings, losing excess body weight and following a balanced diet. If the spider veins have continued to persist, the patient may be a suitable candidate for vein treatment.
If the vein expert determines that sclerotherapy injectable treatment is the appropriate procedure for a candidate, they should first educate the patient about it. If the patient is comfortable with the idea of receiving tiny injections of a medicated saline solution that will be directly delivered to the affected veins, they are likely to be a good candidate for sclerotherapy.
Who is not a Candidate?
Although sclerotherapy is a common procedure that has been around for over a century, but some patients may not be suitable candidates for this treatment. These may include people who are:
- Suffering from a specific disease or infection that may increase the risk of complications with spider vein treatment.
- Pregnant or bedridden.
- Taking blood thinning drugs or anticoagulants.
- Suffering from an arterial disease in the legs or have other vascular conditions.
- Having a blood clot in a location that makes them ineligible to receive spider vein treatment.
During the initial consultation, the patient should be forthcoming about any underlying medical condition or any specific lifestyle habits such as smoking. This will help the treatment provider correctly determine their candidacy. The outstanding and reliable Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for sclerotherapy.
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