Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers spider vein removal in Nashville for men and women who are bothered by the appearance of tiny, visible blood vessels below the surface of the skin.
Our qualified plastic surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan, offers numerous medspa procedures to patients in Nashville and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.
What Is Spider Vein Treatment?
Almost everyone develops spider veins at some point. The veins appear in a web-like pattern just below the surface of the skin. The vessels may be bluish, purple, or red. Spider veins may develop due to an abnormality in the veins, but typically do not pose a medical concern and can be easily treated.
Spider veins indicate that blood flow has been disrupted, most often due to damage to the small veins that causes blood to pool within the vein rather than return to the larger veins and heart. Spider veins can be treated without diminishing blood flow because your body will use the surrounding, healthier veins.
Dr MaDan treats spider veins via sclerotherapy and laser treatments. Sclerotherapy in Nashville involves injecting a hypertonic solution into the damaged veins that causes the vein walls to stick together. Laser therapy works much the same way. The thermal energy of the treatment damages the vein, making it unable to pass blood. Your body re-routes blood to other veins, and the damaged vein is eventually absorbed by your body becoming invisible.
Deciding What Type of Spider Vein Removal Treatment You Will Need
If you are in Nashville and want to know your spider vein treatment options, Dr. MaDan will first have to perform a physical examination to decide whether treatment is possible. This examination will involve Dr. MaDan looking at your spider veins, reviewing your medical history, and possibly performing certain noninvasive tests to determine if you are a good candidate for these removal procedures.
After completing the evaluation, Dr. MaDan will determine which spider vein treatment would be most effective for you. Depending on your personal circumstances, more than one type of treatment may be recommended.
What Is the Cost of Spider Vein Treatment?
The average cost of facial spider vein treatment is $100 – $250 in Nashville; the average cost of lower body spider vein treatment is $250 – $1,000. The average cost of sclerotherapy is $250 – $1,000, although this does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for spider vein treatment at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.
Sclerotherapy treatment is one of the more common types of treatments for spider veins. If you decide to pursue this treatment plan, the procedure will often involve the following steps:
- MaDan will inject a chemical into the spider veins and then massage the area
- A compression stocking over the treated area is required after the procedure
- You will be able to return to most of your activities and work the next day
To help with possible side effects that may develop from sclerotherapy treatment in Nashville, you should take daily walks and wear compression socks for a certain period of time and follow any other recommendations made by Dr. MaDan.
Results Following Spider Vein Removal Treatment
The results of spider vein removal will often depend on numerous factors, many of which will be specific to each patient in Nashville. However, small spider veins generally disappear immediately after treatment, while more prominent spider veins will begin to darken and then fade after one to three months.
For optimal results, you may require more than one treatment. In addition, after sclerotherapy treatment, patients should keep the treated area away from the sun for three to four weeks, as this can help to stop dark spots from forming.
Call Us to Discuss Your Spider Vein Removal in Nashville
If you want further information regarding spider vein removal in Nashville or want to discuss your treatment options, contact Plastic Surgery Affiliates today to speak with our team and set up a consultation with our knowledgeable plastic surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan.