Spider Vein Treatment in Hattiesburg, MS
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers spider vein treatment in the form of sclerotherapy to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, and surrounding areas.
What Is Spider Vein Treatment?
Also known as sclerotherapy, spider vein treatment is a cosmetic procedure that reduces or eliminates surface vessels or spider veins commonly on the face and legs. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are not necessary for normal body functioning. They appear as very thin spider web- or tree-like veins on the thighs, ankles, calves, or elsewhere on the body and can often be caused by hormonal changes, pregnancy, weight gain, and prolonged sitting or standing.
At the Hattiesburg office of Dr. Richard A. Pecunia, we help men and women from Forrest County, Lamar County and across Mississippi remove these unsightly and uncomfortable imperfections. Our spider vein treatment uses laser or intense pulsed light therapy, as well as a sclerosing solution that is injected directly into a vessel to cause it to slowly fade or disappear.
How Is Spider Vein Treatment Performed?
Our spider vein treatment is a simple procedure that does not require anesthesia. You will be advised not to wear any moisturizers, sunscreen, or other oils on the day of the treatment. The sclerotherapy procedure involves using a bright light directed at the vein. A tiny needle is used to inject a sclerosing agent into the vessel, effectively collapsing it and making it no longer visible. Each inch of vein requires an injection.
Typically, spider vein treatments are performed in our office or an outpatient facility. The procedure can last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
Am I a Good Candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?
If you’re bothered by the unsightly appearance of spider veins on your thighs, ankles, calves, or elsewhere, you may be a good candidate for spider vein treatment. Both men and women can benefit from the procedure since it reduces the burning, swelling and aching associated with spider veins. However, if you are pregnant or nursing or if you have high blood pressure, cardiac disease, diabetes, or a history of blood clots, you may not be a suitable candidate for spider vein treatment.
What Kind of Post-Spider Vein Treatment Care Can I Expect?
There is typically little to no downtime following spider vein treatment. You’ll be given a leg compression stocking that should be worn for the first few days, which will help reduce swelling and bruising. You’ll be encouraged to walk around after the procedure; however, try to avoid prolonged periods of sitting or standing to prevent blood clots.
Aside from some slight cramping and itching, you should not experience any other major side effects from your spider vein treatment. Although you’ll be able to return to work immediately, we may advise you to avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and hot water (such as a bath, whirlpool, sauna, etc.) for a few days.
What Are the Typical Results of Spider Vein Treatment?
You can expect your veins to gradually disappear over two to three weeks following the procedure. Once they’re gone, you’re free to show off your brand new, flawless legs once again.
What Are Hattiesburg Spider Vein Treatment Costs?
Because of the individual nature of the procedure, spider vein treatment prices fluctuate. To discuss pricing, and any other aspect of the procedure, we invite you to come in for a personal consultation.
Dr. Richard Pecunia offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Mississippi including Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County, Laurel, Meridian, and The Pine Belt. Contact the Dr. Richard Pecunia office today to schedule your spider vein treatment consultation!