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Spider Vein Treatment in Nashville, TN

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.

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.

Drs. Hueneke and MaDan treat 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.

Spider Vein Treatment Before and After Pictures Nashville, TN

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. Drs. MaDan and Hueneke discuss what to expect after your treatment as part of the consultation. They may recommend some lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of developing new spider veins in the future.

Spider Vein Treatment FAQs

What is the best treatment for spider veins?

The best treatment for spider veins will vary by patient, depending on their unique symptoms. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, your spider vein treatment may be sclerotherapy or laser spider vein treatment. During your consultation, we’ll determine the treatment that is best for you.

How long does it take for spider veins to go away after laser treatment?

After laser spider vein treatment, the appearance of spider veins will gradually fade. For most patients, spider veins disappear within one to two months.

Does insurance cover spider vein treatment?

When performed as a cosmetic treatment, spider vein treatments are not typically covered by insurance. However, if your spider veins are caused by an underlying condition, such as venous insufficiency, it is possible that your spider vein treatment may be eligible for coverage. During your consultation, we’ll help you determine your eligibility for health insurance coverage.

What are spider veins a sign of?

Spider veins can have a variety of causes, and in most cases, they’re completely harmless. In fact, spider veins rarely require treatment except for cosmetic reasons. Spider veins aren’t necessarily a sign of anything, but they can be caused by health conditions that may deserve extra attention. For example, obesity or changing hormone levels can cause spider veins. The spider veins do not require treatment by themselves, but some patients may want to address the underlying causes to improve their overall health.

How many sessions of sclerotherapy is needed for spider veins?

Most patients will notice improvements in the appearance of spider veins after a single sclerotherapy treatment. For complete removal, however, patients generally require about two to four sclerotherapy treatment sessions.

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 Drs. MaDan and Hueneke, plastic surgeons with more than 20 years of combined experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.