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What are Spider Veins?

What are Spider Veins? | Beverly Hills Medical Spa | West HollywoodSpider veins are minute clusters of slender and jagged veins that resemble a spider’s web or tiny branches of a tree. These veins will usually show just underneath the upper layer of the skin in the lower legs, thighs, and occasionally on the face. They are often bluish, reddish, or purple in color.
The appearance of spider veins on the skin’s surface can give an unsightly look. The size of these veins is smaller than varicose veins, but they can be progressive. These veins are caused by stretched blood vessels, which typically have a branching pattern, and grow in numbers and visibility as a person ages.
Sclerotherapy is a time-tested medspa injectable procedure to treat spider veins. This simple yet effective procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis. In some cases, laser vein treatment may be additionally required to eliminate these diseased veins.
Motykie Medical Spa, led by the accomplished board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides cutting edge procedures for spider veins to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and communities in this part of California.
 

Candidacy

Women are more likely candidates for spider veins, but it may also affect men in any age group. The following attributes are typically noted in a candidate:

  • The appearance of spider veins is visible in a web-like or branching pattern on the legs or thighs
  • Certain areas of the face may also have a fine branching pattern of spider veins, which the patient wants to hide
  • The patient is bothered by the unsightly appearance of spider veins and wants to get rid of them

In a few cases, untreated spider veins over time may cause pain, discomfort or other symptoms. State of the art medspa treatments can help to remove these undesirable veins in a non-surgical way.
 

Causes

The treatment provider will first try to determine the possible underlying cause of spider veins in order to recommend an appropriate solution. Spider veins often occur when the vein valve gets damaged or becomes weaker, leading to an obstruction of the blood flow in the vein. Pooling of the blood will occur in the vein, creating an appearance of spider veins.
Family history, aging, hormonal fluctuations, trauma or prolonged periods of standing over time are some of the common risk factors that could contribute to the emergence of spider veins. The fantastic and judicious Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other suburbs and localities in this geographical region for spider vein treatments.
 

Sclerotherapy Treatment

Sclerotherapy is a safe, salient, and remarkable treatment for spider veins. It involves no cuts or incisions, and is based on a simple injectable approach. The treatment provider will inject a sterile sclerosant solution directly into the targeted veins using fine needles.
The solution will disrupt the vein valve, causing an eventual closing of the vein because the blood supply will be cut off. The collapsed vein will gradually disappear, revealing, smooth skin. In exceptional cases, laser treatment may be used in sensitive facial sites to remove spider veins, or a combination of sclerotherapy and laser may be used sometimes.
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