Vein Removal for Legs and Face
Leg and facial veins are bothersome and unattractive. Fortunately, there are treatments that can get rid of the unwanted veins:
- Sclerotherapy, to treat the legs
- VeinWave, to treat the face
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done by Dr. Bibicheff to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. The Sclerotherapy treatment involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins. At Vita MedSpa, Dr. Bibicheff uses FDA approved Asclera solution. Asclera (polidocanol) Injection is a prescription medicine that is administered to treat two types of veins:
- Uncomplicated spider veins (very small varicose veins ≤ 1 mm in diameter)
- Uncomplicated small varicose veins (1 to 3 mm in diameter) known as reticular veins
How Does Asclera Work?
Asclera is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. This causes blood platelets and cellular debris to attach to the lining of the vessels; eventually, cellular debris and platelets cause the blood vessel to clot. Over time, the clotted vein will be replaced with tissue.
Veinwave is a procedure which uses thermocoagulation to safely and effectively treat spider veins (telangiectasia) anywhere on the body. The Veinwave procedure was developed by vascular surgeons as a way to treat very tiny veins that cannot be treated with Sclerotherapy. Veinwave is also be used to treat veins in difficult-to-treat locations, such as the face. The Veinwave treatment relies on thermocoagulation to heat and close vessels instantly, in a procedure that involves no downtime.
With the Veinwave system, you will see results immediately following your treatment, as tiny veins close and begin to disappear. Results will continue to improve over the next few days following your procedure. Treatment of spider veins is permanent: once your veins are treated successfully with the Veinwave system, you will no longer be bothered by them.