Spider Vein treatment in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach by our Board-Certified doctors with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is ready to help you get clear and beautiful skin.
Find treatment for one of the most common forms of vein disease with spider vein removal in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach by our Board-Certified doctor who performs all of the treatment herself with over 20 years of experience.
Spider veins develop when capillaries just below the surface of the skin become inflamed and begin to pool blood. The result is a pocket of discolored lines that shows clearly through the skin, with a web-like appearance that has earned the vein disease its name.
Spider veins are often confused with varicose veins, but the two are separate medical conditions that require different forms of treatment.
Spider veins are the mildest form of venous insufficiency. This condition can affect blood circulation in any of the body’s extremities, but it’s most common in the legs. The condition is also known as venulectasias or telangiectasia and affects about 30 percent of the adult population, mostly women.
There are a number of factors that increase your risk of developing spider veins, including:
Spider veins are discolored veins that may appear faint or bold and are generally purple, blue, or red. They are flat on the surface and do not bulge. Varicose veins, on the other hand, are bulging veins that protrude out of the skin surface like a grape under the skin.
Generally, spider veins are not painful, but on occasion, you may experience the following symptoms:
If these symptoms develop, they will occur in the area surrounding the discolored skin. The symptoms of spider veins often worsen after extended periods of standing or sitting.
While spider veins are a form of venous insufficiency and are often considered an embarrassing condition, they do not require medical treatment. However, many people with spider veins choose to have them removed.
The earlier you treat a cluster of veins that appear, the better. Spider veins will get worse over time, and some can get bigger and become painful. As you age, the veins can become swollen, and the veins can bleed in severe cases.
Minimally and non-invasive treatment options are available for treating spider veins in Boca Raton. If you do not want to seek treatment with laser therapy or sclerotherapy, Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus often recommends a number of lifestyle changes that will enhance vein health.
These lifestyle changes may include:
Sclerotherapy is the use of an FDA-approved soap-like medicine that is used in the vein to damage the vessel and the body breaks it down.
A tiny needle is used to enter the vein and after the treatment, the veins get lighter and lighter. Most people require three to five treatments for approximately 80% improvement.
After treatment, you can expect bruising for one week and compression therapy is needed for three days. We can measure, fit and dispense compression stockings at the time of service.
Feel free to come in for a consultation. All vein work is performed by Dr. Schoenhaus herself with over 15 years of experience. She is a leg vein sclerotherapy instructor and an expert in the field. If you do not want a small needle, laser vein treatments are another option.
For the treatment of unsightly spider veins, a laser can be used. A fine tip laser with a cold tip is used over the spider vein and heat energy is delivered to the vein to damage the vessel. This will then allow the body to break it down and heal.
Most people require three to five treatments. For your treatment, we can apply a topical anesthetic and use the ice to help ease any discomfort. Again, all treatments are provided by Dr. Schoenhaus herself, not a tech.
Your questions answered
Although most people do not have pain associated with the presence of spider veins, it is common for people to relate itching and tingling over areas of spider veins. If you have tiredness, aching, and heaviness, as well as swelling and pain, there may be a deeper circulation problem that Dr. Schoenhaus can help to diagnose.
Recommended treatments for spider veins include the use of compression therapy with medical-grade compression stockings or socks. This will help with overall circulation and promote healthy blood flow. If you would like to have spider vein removal treatment, the best option is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy uses an FDA-approved medication that gets absorbed by the vein wall, and the body shrinks the vein. This is considered the “gold standard” of treatment and has the best outcomes. Other treatments include laser vein removal.
Spider vein treatment is performed in the office by Dr. Schoenhaus herself. We do not use a nurse, PA, or assistant to provide the treatments. In a comfortable setting, we clean the areas to be treated, and a tiny needle is used to place the medication into the vein. The key to success is to target the “feeder” vein. Imagine your spider veins are like branches and leaves on a tree. What you don’t see is the tree trunk. The feeder vein is like the tree trunk, and the spider veins are the leaves. If you want to kill the leaves, you simply cannot just cut off the leaves. They would grow back. It is important for you to cut down the entire tree trunk. In spider vein treatments, the best outcomes are when the “feeder” vein is treated first. This is why a skilled specialist should be performing the treatments.
Recovery from laser vein treatments includes wearing compression stockings (provided by the office). You may have bruising, which is normal and fades. It is recommended to take a natural supplement to minimize bruising (also provided by the office at the time of your consultation).
After spider vein treatments, there is no downtime. You can resume your normal activity immediately. It is recommended that you wear compression stockings (provided by the office) for three days and wear sunblock on your legs for three months post-treatment.
After the laser vein treatment is performed, you will have bruising to your legs. The veins will look darker and slightly worse before they start to fade and look better. On average, people need 3-5 treatments to achieve an 85% improvement in the appearance of spider veins. After each treatment, you will notice the veins fading. Your best outcomes will be seen 3-6 months after your last treatment. Remember, the veins did not appear overnight. They will not go away overnight. Patience is key here.
Recommended common treatments for spider veins include the use of compression therapy with medical-grade compression stockings or socks. This will help with overall circulation and promote healthy blood flow. If you would like to have spider vein removal, the best option is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy uses an FDA-approved medication that gets absorbed by the vein wall, and the body shrinks the vein. This is considered the best treatment with the best outcomes. Other treatments include laser technology or laser vein removal.
Treatments for spider veins range from $150 – $500 a session. Depending on how bad your legs are, most people require 3-5 treatments.
We are all about this health and cosmetic concern, especially in summer. The Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center is one of the top vein clinics in South Florida. We offer in-house treatments in any of our locations at Boca Raton and Boynton Beach offices. To schedule an appointment, call us at (561)-750-3033, and remove those unwanted veins. Dr. Schoenhaus, a vein specialist with years of experience, is ready to help.
Mostly everyone is a candidate for treatment. If you are pregnant or being treated with chemotherapy agents, waiting is recommended. All skin colors and skin types can be treated safely.
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