Should I try spider veins treatments again?
I have had spider veins on my legs since I was around 12. I have never been over weight and have always had an active lifestyle. In my 20s I invested in multiple treatments (injections and lasers) for spider veins on my thighs and lower legs. Although the color seemed to fade I was very disappointed that they didn't completely disappear. I am now in my 30s (never been pregnant) I am still very athletic, not overweight and I notice that the veins are increasing in color and I have more on my lower legs. Do I have a genetic issue that I just have to except? Is it worth the money to try again? The treatments are pricey.
It is important to understand that spider vein treatment is a process, and requires multiple sessions over time to obtain satisfactory results. Even then, it is not curative, because as you continue to age, you can certainly develop new spider veins, but this does not mean that you have any specific genetic issue. Unfortunately, spider veins are extremely common in women, and typically worsen as one ages. I would recommend you be seen by an experienced vein specialist, not just at any med spa or derm office, to ensure you receive the best treatment options and most comprehensive care.
Dr. Craig Schwartz has 6 Spider Vein Treatment before & afters:
Spider Veins usually take multiple treatments to resolve. But with that being said, this could also be a symptom of more serious Vein issues. Did you see a Doctor for the spider veins or just a technician?
I recommend to see a Vein Doctor in consultation to see if you need further evaluation, such as, an ultrasound scan. If the consult checks out ok, than you'd consider further sclerotherapy sessions - sometimes 4-6 sessions are needed.
Ken Oleszek, MD
La Fontaine Aesthetics