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Are you tired of looking at your legs in the mirror, only to find spidering veins weaving their way across your skin? You are not alone! In fact, around 25% of adults in America struggle with spider veins, and not only can this common skin condition be unsightly, it can sometimes be painful and uncomfortable, too.
However, with advancements in cosmetic treatments, it has never been easier to address and treat spider veins and leg veins!
If you’ve wondered how to get rid of your spider veins, keep reading to find out how the experienced, board-certified dermatologists at Cumberland Skin help their patients achieve smooth and clear legs with effective spider vein treatments.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are a milder variation of varicose veins. This common condition appears as enlarged veins that zigzag across the skin in short, unconnected lines or a sort of “sunburst” pattern. In many cases, spider veins appear similar to a web of veins, hence the name “spider veins.”
So, what causes spider veins? This common condition occurs when the one-way valve system in veins weakens, and blood begins to pool and collect in veins, rather than continue upwards towards the heart. Over time, this makes veins dilate and enlarge, becoming more visible through the skin.
What is the best way to get rid of spider veins?
At Cumberland Skin, we use two different treatments to address and improve the look of spider veins. This includes laser treatments and sclerotherapy, though the latter is often reserved for more severe spider veins or varicose veins.
Laser Treatments for Spider Veins
Our experienced, board-certified dermatologists at Cumberland Skin use a state-of-the-art laser called the Vbeam® Perfecta to treat and address unsightly spider veins. This unique laser targets the “red” color within the skin, eliminating damaged blood vessels and capillaries.
Effectively, the Vbeam® Perfecta laser can treat spider veins by targeting the redness within the veins, while leaving the healthy skin surrounding the area alone.
Furthermore, the Vbeam® Perfecta laser can also treat other skin issues, such as broken capillaries, rosacea, port wine stains, strawberry hemangiomas, and poikiloderma. To learn more about how to improve your skin with laser treatments, click here.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
In addition to laser treatments for spider veins, the professional team at Cumberland Skin also offers sclerotherapy for spider veins and the more severe vein condition of varicose veins.
This treatment involves injecting a sclerosing solution into the vein, which causes the vein to swell and cut off blood flow to that vein. Then, the blood reroutes to deeper, healthier veins nearby. Overtime, the damaged vein collapses and is absorbed into the surrounding tissue.
Which is right for you – laser treatments or sclerotherapy for spider veins?
In short, the Vbeam® Perfecta laser is optimal for those who have mild spider veins, while sclerotherapy is best for those with more severe spider veins or varicose veins.
If you’re wondering which treatment is right for you and will best address your spider veins, we recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist for a professional consultation.
At Cumberland Skin, we’re happy to help you determine which spider vein treatment is best! Just reach out to us by contacting us online or calling 615-449-5771 for our Lebanon office, at 615-964-5941 for our Hermitage office, or at 615-824-7491 for our Hendersonville office.
Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology provides effective, compassionate general dermatology, skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic dermatology solutions for our patients throughout the Southeast. With offices in Hermitage, Lebanon, Brentwood, and Hendersonville, Tennessee, we’re your destination for high-caliber skincare. Visit our website or give us a call today at 615-449-5771.