Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers spider vein treatment for men and women who are bothered by the aesthetics of tiny, visible blood vessels below the surface of the skin. For more than 20 years, board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Hueneke, MD, has provided these services to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, 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 develop due to an abnormality in the veins, but typically do not pose a medical concern and can be easily treated by Dr. Hueneke.
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 heart. Spider veins can be treated without diminishing blood flow because your body will use the surrounding, healthier veins.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Hueneke treats spider veins via sclerotherapy and laser treatments. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a special 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.
What is the Cost of Spider Vein Treatment?
The average cost of facial spider vein treatment is $100 – $250; 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.
What Are the Benefits of Spider Vein Treatment?
- Minimally invasive
- Little to no downtime
- Destroys damaged veins that create a web-like appearance
- Can be used on almost any area of the body
What is the Recovery Time for Spider Vein Treatment?
Most spider vein treatments do not require downtime. Dr. Hueneke discusses what to expect after your treatment as part of the consultation. He may recommend some lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of developing new spider veins in the future.
If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your spider vein treatments in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna and the nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Dr. Hueneke, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has worked with men and women for over 20 years. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.