What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure for treating spider veins on the legs. These unsightly veins do not cause health problems, but are removed for aesthetic reasons.

What are spider/varicose veins?

These unsightly veins are caused by the dilation of a group of blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, they are most often found on the face and legs.

How it Works

The spider veins on your legs are targeted by the “gold standard” of lasers, the Gentle YAG . The laser light is absorbed by the Hemoglobin in your blood, which heats the blood and eliminates the unsightly spider veins.

WHY GENTLE YAG FOR SPIDER VEINS?

  • The “Gold Standard” of lasers
  • Non-Invasive
  • Procedure done in under an hour
  • Desired effects often in a single treatment

What are spider/varicose veins?

These unsightly veins are caused by the dilation of a group of blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, they are most often found on the face and legs.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure for treating spider veins on the legs. These unsightly veins do not cause health problems, but are removed for aesthetic reasons.

How is the YAG laser different from traditional Sclerotherapy?

Traditional Sclerotherapy uses a small needle to inject concentrated saline into the vein. This causes the vein to collapse and become scar tissue that is absorbed by the body.

The YAG laser, however, is completely non-invasive and uses laser light to target the spider veins. The hemoglobin in the blood absorbs the heat, causing the vein to collapse and be absorbed by the body. The vein will slowly disappear over the next few days and weeks as the body works on removing the collapsed vein material.

Am I a good candidate?

Spider veins do not generally cause health problems and are most often removed purely for aesthetic reasons. If you are self-conscious about these veins on your body, then you are good candidate to have them removed.

Is it a painful procedure?

The YAG laser produces very little pain, and uses a patented cooling device to help keep you comfortable.

How many sessions will I need?

It depends on the severity of your veins. Dr. Dimri will consult with you to determine the number of treatments required.

What kind of results can I expect?

The results of the treatment are not immediate. The vessels will gradually become a lighter red and disappear in two to six weeks.

Why the YAG laser therapy is superior to traditional sclerotherapy

  • No side effects
  • Less traumatic
  • No downtime
  • Can be used on face
  • Shorter treatment time