Spider veins, those small, often tangled groups of tiny blood vessels just under the surface of the skin, are only a cosmetic problem, rarely causing physical symptoms — but that doesn’t mean they aren’t an unsightly nuisance!
Spider veins are typically red, blue or purple, resembling spider webs or tree branches commonly found on the thighs, lower legs or face. Frustrating, right? Well, our dedicated vein specialists at Chesapeake Vein Center & MedSpa are here to help you diminish and clear away your spider veins with expertly administered and clinically proven treatment options: minimally invasive sclerotherapy and non-invasive BBL® photofacial.
Board-certified vein specialist and surgeon, Dr. Surya Challa, is a renowned and widely respected IAC-accredited physician for the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. During your personal consultation, Dr. Challa will evaluate your spider veins and their suitability for treatment. But in the meantime, let’s talk about the difference between these two treatments and which may be best suited for you:
Sclerotherapy is a safe, minimally invasive procedure for reducing the appearance of spider veins, leaving your skin looking younger and more aesthetically pleasing. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a special sclerosant solution, called polidocanol, directly into the targeted veins, causing them to constrict, close and eventually fade from view. We recommend you resume daily activity following your treatment to encourage blood flow to be re-routed to healthier veins. Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure, so no anesthesia or sedation is required. Following your sclerotherapy treatment with Dr. Challa, your spider veins will disappear in a matter of weeks, though occasionally it may take up to a month to see optimal results. And for more severe spider veins, we may recommend a series of sclerotherapy treatments.
Dr. Challa has performed over more than 1,000 sclerotherapy procedures and Chesapeake Vein Center & MedSpa is considered a premier destination for sclerotherapy in Chesapeake, VA.
Laser vein treatment
As an alternative method of treatment with no injections, BBL (BroadBand Light) photofacial uses non-invasive laser technology to diminish the appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries by stimulating the growth of vibrant new collagen and elastin. Here’s how it works: BBL delivers precise wavelengths of light that are absorbed by the blood vessels causing them to safely dissolve. Blood flow is then redirected back into the deeper veins below the skin’s surface, revealing healthy, younger-looking skin without any downtime. You can even see results as soon as a few days following your treatment. During your personal consultation, we will determine whether your veins and skin tone are suitable for BBL treatments.
For long-term relief from bothersome or painful vein issues, you are in trusted hands with Dr. Challa. His results have been exemplary! To learn more about our vein treatments and to get started, call 757.663.5461 or request a consultation online today.