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 their appearance and location. For spider veins on the legs and other areas of the body, Plano, TX Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina and board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho use 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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"Beyond Impressed with Dr. Vu Ho!!! - I was beyond impressed with Dr. Vu Ho and his entire staff!! From the minute I walked in the door, everyone was extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Ho carefully listened to my concerns, and not only suggested, but educated me as to which treatments would provide the very best results. I was looking for something non invasive and with very little down time, and he provided this option for me. My areas of concern were the fine lines and wrinkles on my face, as well as sagging skin on my neck. Dr. Ho recommend a combination of Morpheus8 skin tightening as well as PDO threads. My hopes and expectations were by far exceeded, as I couldn’t be happier with the smoothing, tightening and overall appearance of my skin. I am new to Texas, and as a healthcare worker with many years in plastic surgery, I was so impressed with how Dr. Ho is ahead of the curve on offering the latest and best technology. I wouldn’t go to anyone else after my experience at Beyond Beautiful!!!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 27, 2021
"Dr Vu Ho at Beyond Beautiful is amazing. I had a minor procedure done and felt no pain. He’s very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. His staff is really nice and friendly."- D.T. / Yelp / Sep 23, 2021
"Chin Finally Symmetrical! - I had the best experience with Dr. Wu Ho. This was my 3rd time getting chin surgery and finally the last one. I’m so happy to be done with this chin journey. I had a chin implant put in 7 years ago by a surgeon in Buenos Aires which I had removed a year later from it moving out of place. (Lesson learned) I had scar tissue left over which made my chin look asymmetrical. People only noticed once I pointed it out (like most of our flaws). I dealt with this for years and couldn’t take photos from straight on. I’m so happy to finally have a symmetrical chin & can wear my hair down the middle again. I did this procedure under local anesthesia & pronox (not for the weak). I didn’t have any pain during the hourlong procedure but I think I’d just rather be asleep & unaware of surgery happening. I only took the prescribed painkillers for the first day. Healing was quick. Scar looks great 3 months later. The staff are super friendly and professional and i felt like I was under great care. They spent plenty of time answering my questions and making me feel safe. I highly recommend Dr Ho & his team! I got a facial from their Esthetitian the week after surgery once my bandage came off which felt like pure heaven & a month later some cheekbone filler which turned out great!"- A. / RealSelf / Aug 31, 2021
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 six 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.