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Spider veins and varicose veins are unsightly veins that appear on the surface of the skin, predominately on the legs. They’re a common cosmetic issue that can cause a great deal of embarrassment and insecurity, especially during the summer months. If visible veins are causing you to feel uncomfortable showing off your legs, sclerotherapy may be an excellent option for you.
Generally, leg veins take two common forms; spider veins which are tiny, thin, twisting lines or varicose veins which are larger, swollen, and sometimes painful, veins that are more difficult to treat.
Reduce unsightly leg veins with effective laser or sclerotherapy treatment.
Dr. Schlessinger has been treating leg veins for more than 25 years and has experience with numerous lasers and light devices for these treatments. Additionally, Dr. Schlessinger is skilled at sclerotherapy, a cosmetic treatment designed to improve the appearance of your legs by diminishing or completely reversing unsightly spider veins. During the procedure, Dr. Schlessinger will inject the legs with a sclerosant solution that will cause the veins to collapse and be removed over a period of a month or so.
With the help of these treatments, you won’t have to deal with the inconvenience and discomfort that comes with having veins that are overly prominent.
Schedule your Consultation
If you would like to get effective treatment for your prominent leg veins, you will first need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schlessinger. The doctor will examine these veins to determine the extent of the problem and will ask any relevant questions about your health and medical history.
Ready to book your consultation? The details of treatment will be explained during the consultation with our knowledgeable nursing staff and Dr. Schlessinger, who’s primary goal is to ensure all questions are answered and that your expectations align with the results he can achieve. During this time, any concerns that you might have about spider veins treatments are addressed. Topics such as the cost of leg vein treatments, a personalized treatment plan, post treatment instructions and what to expect post treatment will be discussed, as well.
I love coming into town here in Omaha to visit my daughter, Lauren. She introduced me to Dr. Schlesinger. He as well as all the employees are so friendly and compassionate. I get to come see everyone when I’m in town because they are now my skin specialist & I only trust them. I had my varicose veins in my legs fixed this time. They were very gentle but as always got the job done. They look so good now. I’m sorry it took me so long to have them done. Thanks so much. See you next visit.
– Patricia B.Read More Patient Reviews
Professional Care You Can Count On
Dr. Schlessinger is a highly-skilled, board-certified dermatologist in Omaha Nebraska. He was trained as a pediatrician prior to being a dermatologist and therefore has the technical skills to get access to small blood vessels (the same technique used for placing IVs into premature infants). His results are often superior to others because of these skills. Our clinic also uses various lasers and other treatments to accomplish even better results than with sclerotherapy alone.
Who Is at Risk of Developing Leg Veins?
Women are more at risk of developing leg veins, with the likelihood of experiencing the issue increasing with age. If you are currently pregnant or have recently given birth, you are more likely to develop leg veins.
Overweight or obese patients are likely to experience visible leg veins. Lifestyle factors such as drinking and smoking can also result in prominent leg veins. These factors may lead to less successful results.
Causes of Leg Veins
Leg veins can develop if the body is put under considerable strain, either by strenuous activities or additional weight. A lack of regular exercise can also contribute to the problem.
Injuries or sudden hormonal changes can cause leg veins to develop. The presence of large amounts of toxic substances in the body such as alcohol and nicotine can also cause this issue.
When to get treatment for leg veins
You are advised to get treatment for leg veins as soon as they start becoming prominent. The earlier these veins are treated, the easier they will be to get rid of.
If you’re interested in learning more about sclerotherapy for leg veins, contact our office to schedule your consultation at Schlessinger MD.
How can you prevent leg veins?
Although there are specific instances where developing leg veins is unavoidable, there are ways to make them less severe. You are also encouraged to lose weight through a healthy diet to alleviate the pressure in the veins. This can be an inherited condition, however.
Avoid wearing restrictive clothing as much as possible. Tight pants can interfere with the flow of blood in the legs, thus increasing the pressure that they are under. The same can be said about tight footwear.
If you spend a significant amount of time sitting down, it is advised to get up every few hours to stretch and take short walks. Spending prolonged periods of time sitting can be just as detrimental as constantly wearing restrictive clothes. Long periods of standing can also be a potential cause of prominent leg veins.
“Leg veins were some of the first treatments in cosmetic dermatology that I learned and it is still one of my favorites. Since I am a previously board-certified pediatrician, I have experience getting IVs into very small veins in neonates. This same skill is essential for a great result on sclerotherapy, the injection treatments for veins. We now add laser to this, but still the older method allows for treatment of so many more veins at one session and that is what I specialize in doing.”