Spider veins are well-defined small veins that appear on the surface layer of the skin. They may appear as scattered, irregular veins but commonly occur in clusters of varying density. There are many factors that contribute to the cause of spider veins. Though not dangerous, spider veins are a cosmetic concern to many patients because of the appearance and location. For spider veins on the legs and other areas of the body, Plano, TX double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vu Ho, uses sclerotherapy, which is a solution injected into the vein, causing it to disappear gradually. Facial spider veins are most commonly treated using a laser to deliver pulses of laser light, causing the vein to collapse.
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"Totally amazing experience - I was anxious to get the turkey waddle under my chin fixed as well as the bags under my eyes. However I was not willing to have a surgical procedure. Dr Ho performed facetite on my neck and got rid of my bags on my lower eyelids. It was done in the office and was relatively pain free. Dr Ho is extremely professional and I was so happy with the results. Sandra his coordinator walked me..."- E. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2018
"Outstanding doctor - Really great doctor-easy to talk with and very relaxed. He explained the eye lid surgery, which ended up being a very easy. His secret weapon is "Sandy"-- she is like your best friend in high school. She is excited for you and she knows the ropes to having a successful experience. She constantly was keeping in touch with me and was always ready to talk to me if I had questions. The day before..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 10, 2018
"Dr Ho is a excellent cosmetic surgeon. My face lift and neck lift has given me so much more confidence in my life. Dr Ho had great insight on the look you are trying to achieved he truly listens to you. The office staff is awesome and informative an so very kind. Please take the time for a consult appointment and find out what a difference Dr Ho can make in your appearance and build you confidence just like he did for me. Thanks Dr Ho"- B.C. / Facebook / May 04, 2017
"Smart Lipo of the Neck/chin - When Kybella didn't work, I turned to Dr. Ho for Smart Lipo of the chin/neck area. If I had the choice, I would have had the surgery again in a heartbeat. Recovery was comfortable and I was up and moving in no time! I resumed work a couple of days later! I'm so thrilled with my results thus far!!!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 02, 2017
During a consultation, a medical professional will help determine if sclerotherapy is right for you in order to achieve your goals. The ideal candidates for sclerotherapy:
- Have visible spider veins, usually on the legs
- Want to diminish the appearance of spider veins
- Have pain or discomfort associated with spider veins
- Should not be pregnant
- Desire long-lasting results
What to Expect
Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in the office. A sclerosing solution (usually a type of salt solution) is injected into the vein via a thin needle. The dosage amount and treatment time can vary significantly from patient to patient depending on the number of veins and their condition. Each vein can require numerous injections. As the doctor is injecting the vein, he or she will apply pressure to spread the solution and stop any bleeding. The injections might cause a patient to experience slight discomfort and cramping. Sclerotherapy usually takes between 15 – 30 minutes.
The sclerosing solution irritates the blood vessel’s lining, which causes it to swell and then stick together. The blood will then clot. As time goes on, the blood vessel will turn into scar tissue and will then fade to the point where the vein isn’t noticeable. Patients will begin to notice the vein diminishing within 2 – 3 weeks and full results are usually achieved in 6 weeks. While every vein may not be able to be treated, most patients can experience a dramatic transformation in the appearance of spider veins. Some patients may require additional treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $250
- Procedure Recovery Location
No More Spider Veins
Don’t be ashamed of your unsightly spider veins any longer. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment that has been used to treat spider veins for decades. The simple procedure can diminish the look of spider veins to give you an improved appearance and enhance your self-esteem. Please give our office a call today to schedule a consultation to learn more.