LEG VEIN THERAPY
Leg vein therapy is used to treat spider veins in the legs. A sclerosing agent is injected into the leg vein. After therapy, the patient wears compression hosiery for at least a week. A laser can also be used for less severe or follow-up treatments.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Anyone who has spider veins in the legs
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
15-30 minutes depending on how many veins are being treated
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Results are typically permanent with touch-up treatments performed as needed
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Compression stockings must be worn for 7-10 days post treatment
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Results will be seen after the first treatment
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
There is a slight pinch with the injections and a little sting with the laser – both are very tolerable