Spider Vein Treatment in Melbourne, FL
Spider veins can mar your appearance but are easy to eliminate. Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by Drs. Rebecca Novo and Anita Saluja, offer spider vein therapy and other cosmetic treatments to residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and surrounding areas in Central Florida.
What are Spider Veins?
Veins circulate blood from the extremities back to the heart. Spider veins are a cosmetic condition that occurs when veins accumulate backflow of blood and may appear on the legs or face, producing an appearance similar to a spider’s web. Spider veins are not dangerous and may be easily treated.
Who is at risk for Spider Veins?
Genetics, age, gender, and medical history all play a role in the development of spider veins. Pregnancy and obesity also exacerbate the condition. People with fair skin are at greater risk for spider veins on the face resulting from excessive exposure to sunlight.
How does Spider Vein treatment work?
Sclerotherapy is the most commonly used treatment to treat small superficial veins in the legs and face. This procedure involves injecting a salt-based solution into the diseased vein that irritates the vein’s lining. Eventually, the vein collapses and disappears on its own. The blood flow from the collapsed vein is rerouted to surrounding healthy veins. Laser treatment is another procedure that treats surface spider veins on the face and legs by closing them down, causing them to collapse and disappear gradually. Laser treatments are safe for most skin types but may be painful for some patients. An initial consultation will determine which therapy is best for your condition.
How can Spider Vein treatment improve my appearance?
Spider veins may cause an unsightly appearance in the legs and face and look like red or purple spider webs on the skin. Spider vein treatment can restore a clear, youthful appearance to the area, eliminating the presence of spider veins near the surface of the skin.
Can Spider Veins be prevented?
Although we have no control over genetic factors, there are ways to reduce the risk of developing spider veins. Compression hose may help individuals who have to sit or stand during work all day. You should also exercise regularly and elevate the legs after standing for long periods. Individuals with fair skin should protect their skin from excessive sun exposure to prevent spider veins from developing on the face.
Will health Insurance cover Spider Vein treatment?
In most cases, sclerotherapy and laser treatment are not covered to treat spider veins. However, our office provides easy payment options and financing to help manage the cost of spider vein treatments.
Residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, or surrounding communities in Central Florida who want to eliminate unsightly spider veins from their legs or face should contact Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, where Drs. Rebecca Novo and Anita Saluja provide spider vein therapy and other cosmetic treatments with excellence.