As summer approaches, now is the time to get rid of leg veins! Spider veins on the legs can form at any time, and they don’t go away without treatment. Luckily, getting rid of spider veins requires only simple in-office treatments, which are performed at Tareen Dermatology in Minnesota. Dr. Mohiba Tareen specializes in removal of unwanted leg veins; she utilizes both sclerotherapy and laser leg vein removal to get rid of unsightly spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure, during which a sclerosing agent is injected directly into the spider veins with a tiny needle. This material causes the unwanted leg veins to immediately collapse, and your body’s own immune system then flushes out these vessels.
Laser leg vein removal uses the KTP laser, a highly effective vascular laser, to collapse the spider veins on the legs. Similar to the process following sclerotherapy, your body’s own immune system then flushes the spider veins out.
After both leg vein removal treatments, Dr. Tareen recommends the use of support stockings in the days immediately following the treatment. Many patients require only one leg vein removal treatment, though some patients require up to three treatments for complete removal of leg veins.
Both sclerotherapy and laser leg vein removal are performed at Tareen Dermatology in Roseville, Minnesota. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tareen will help you to determine which treatment will be most effective for removing your leg veins in time for summer.