Spider Vein Treatment: Causes and Treatments | Seattle, WA

Spider veins are varicose veins smaller cousins. They are caused by the same reasons that varicose veins are – obesity, standing on your feet for long periods of time, pregnancy, menopause and sun exposure. Spider veins are blue, purple and red and are easily visible through the skin. They typically occur on the face and legs.

Dr. Ellen offers several treatments for spider veins. The first treatment uses needle Sclerotherapy to get rid of the veins. In this procedure, Dr. Ellen injects a solution, usually a saline solution, which scars and closes the spider veins, causing the blood to reroute itself through healthier veins. This procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and is an in-office treatment. You need to avoid strenuous activity for several days after the treatment. Also, you are not a candidate for this procedure if you are pregnant or have ever had a blood clot.

Laser Vein Treatment with Cutera XEO

Spider Veins on a Woman's knee | Spider Vein and Vascular Treatment in Seattle at BoxBar Vascular.Another treatment option is laser treatment using the Cutera XEO laser. This laser allows Dr. Ellen to treat spider veins anywhere on the body – face, chest, breasts, hands, arms and more. Any skin type can benefit from this treatment – light or dark. The laser delivers pulse light energy, causing the blood in the vein to coagulate. After 3 to 5 treatments, the vein will die and be reabsorbed by the body. There is little to no downtime after treatment but you should avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after treatment. You should see results in two to six weeks after treatment.

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Not treating the veins will not cause them to go away. They will continue to get worse and more painful. Don’t suffer from varicose or spider veins any longer!

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Spider Veins on a Woman's knee | Spider Vein and Vascular Treatment in Seattle at BoxBar Vascular.

Spider veins are varicose veins smaller cousins. They are caused by the same reasons that varicose veins are – obesity, standing on your feet for long periods of time, pregnancy, menopause and sun exposure. Spider veins are blue, purple and red and are easily visible through the skin. They typically occur on the face and legs.

Dr. Ellen offers several treatments for spider veins. The first treatment uses needle Sclerotherapy to get rid of the veins. In this procedure, Dr. Ellen injects a solution, usually a saline solution, which scars and closes the spider veins, causing the blood to reroute itself through healthier veins. This procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and is an in-office treatment. You need to avoid strenuous activity for several days after the treatment. Also, you are not a candidate for this procedure if you are pregnant or have ever had a blood clot.

Laser Treatment with Cutera XEO

Another treatment option is laser treatment using the Cutera XEO laser. This laser allows Dr. Ellen to treat spider veins anywhere on the body – face, chest, breasts, hands, arms and more. Any skin type can benefit from this treatment – light or dark. The laser delivers pulse light energy, causing the blood in the vein to coagulate. After 3 to 5 treatments, the vein will die and be reabsorbed by the body. There is little to no downtime after treatment but you should avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after treatment. You should see results in two to six weeks after treatment.

Call Dr. Ellen for a consultation at (206) 596-3976 and discuss which treatment option is best for your situation.

Not treating the veins will not cause them to go away. They will continue to get worse and more painful. Don’t suffer from varicose or spider veins any longer!

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Ellen Derrick, MD MPH FACS

(206) 596-3976

(206) 486-9013 fax
3216 NE 45th Pl
Suite 207,
Seattle, WA 98105

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Ellen Derrick, MD MPH FACS

 (206) 596-3976

(206) 486-9013 fax
3216 NE 45th Place
Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98105

 

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