Regardless of how fit and shapely your legs, sprays of red or purple spider veins or telangectasia can instantly detract from their appearance, causing many women to shun shorts, skirts and bathing suits.
The good news is that for many patients, one or two brief sessions of sclerotherapy - the injection of a concentrated solution directly into these small veins through a tiny needle - will result in the veins disappearing from view. As these small veins exist only at the surface and serve no health purpose, this is close to a risk-free procedure.
Even for the most needle-phobic, the use of topical numbing creams and an exquisitely fine needle makes this procedure nearly painless. Even more exciting, the effects are permanent and once treated, a spider vein will never recur.
Dr. Gelber is delighted to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss whether this treatment is right for you. Best results are obtained if patients avoid all aspirin, non-steroidals such as ibuprofen and alcohol for at least 3 days before and after the procedure, and also avoid anything except for light activity or exercise for 3 days after treatment.