Spider veins are a common dermatology problem that can affect the aesthetic appearance of the skin. If neglected for long, it may also lead to more complications. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing effective non-surgical treatments for spider vein removal. Patients in Austin, TX and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive state of the art skin care treatments from him.
One of the safest, time-tested and most effective treatments for spider vein removal is sclerotherapy. This is a non-surgical treatment that has been used by dermatologists for decades to treat the problem of spider veins. It involves treating the veins with tiny injections of special medication to eliminate the targeted spider veins.
Dr. Zimmet has adopted a highly effective and innovative technique called COOLSclero to perform spider vein treatment. With this technique, it is possible to reduce the discomfort to a negligible level, while achieving magnificent results. The technique involves a unique cooling process that allows the patient to remain comfortable as tiny needles of medication are injected directly into the diseased veins.
Sclerotherapy is one of the most widely used treatments in dermatology for spider vein removal. The procedure involves injecting of a medication called sclerosant directly into the marked veins. The medication irritates the inner lining of the targeted veins and causes them to seal, shrink, and gradually dissolve. This way the spider veins are removed from the system in a gradual and natural way.
Dr. Zimmet adopts the most effective and proven methods of skin care. For sclerotherapy, he prefers to use Sotradecol Asclera, which is an FDA approved form of polidocanol. Alternatively, he may use a combination of saline and dextrose. He makes sure that only such medications are chosen that produce least discomfort for the patient, and yet achieve the best outcomes. Patients in Austin, TX and nearby areas may seek spider vein removal treatment from Dr. Zimmet.
Prior to the administration of sclerotherapy, Dr. Zimmet will evaluate various aspects to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for a particular patient. He may choose of the following sclerotherapy approaches:
If the patient suffers from tiny spider veins, liquid sclerotherapy may be the right treatment approach. With this treatment, the sclerosant solution is injected into the specific veins just on the surface of the skin.
If the size of the veins is larger and more prominent, foam sclerotherapy approach may be applied. In this approach, the sclerosant is mixed with air or another gas in order to create a foamy solution. This solution enhances the strength of the medication to achieve effective outcomes.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
If the veins to be treated are in the deeper layers of the skin, more targeted results can be achieved with ultrasound guided approach. Pulsed light treatments may be used to treat facial spider veins.
Most patients may need two to five treatments to achieve the desired outcomes. This will depend on the extent of spider veins and how responsive is the patient to the treatment. Results with this treatment are long lasting, but some patients may need a repeat treatment in the future.