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Spider Vein Treatment

Spider vein causes and treatment

Overview

Spider veins are small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that can be seen on the calves, thighs and ankles. They can be noticeable at a young age, or they can wait to present until much later.

The cause of spider veins can be from hormonal changes, heredity, prolonged sitting or standing, pregnancy and major changes in weight. Sclerotherapy, or spider vein treatment, is a safe and relatively painless treatment to reduce spider veins.

Here at CurveLife we offer many weight management options for you to get the body you want. We offer rapid Body Sculpture programs and we also have the ability to freeze your fat with our Coolsculpting machine. In addition, we offer metabolic testing so you can check your specific resting metabolic rate.

Cost for spider vein treatment
Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the complexity and amount of time required to perform the procedure.
The costs involved in this procedure include facility/hospital fees, medical tests, medications, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.
Are you a candidate for spider vein treatment?
As with most elective cosmetic procedures, there are several basic criteria that determine if you’re a good candidate for spider vein treatment. They include:

 

  • You’re bothered by spider veins on your body
  • You enjoy relatively good health without any medical conditions that could jeopardize your healing or present surgical risks
  • You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for youAre you a candidate for spider vein treatment?
The Recovery Process

There are some very specific instructions to follow during your recovery from spider vein treatment. Your treated areas will have bruising and you may feel some cramping for a few days after treatment.

You may be required to wear support stockings for up to six weeks. You’ll need to avoid sitting or standing on one place for an extended period, and you should also avoid squatting, heavy lifting and running.

During the first month, your bruising will diminish. You’ll be able to resume your normal activities, including exercise. You should still avoid sitting or standing in one place for more than an hour or two.

Two months after your procedure you should be completely healed. You’ll be able to wear all types of clothing, and determine if you need any additional treatment.

The Procedure

The process begins with injections. A special solution will be injected into the problem veins. This will irritate the vein, causing the vein to collapse over time and fade from view. If there are multiple spider veins involved, you’ll have multiple injections.

After the injection you may have compression tape, stockings or an elastic Ace bandage applied.

Another option for treatment is laser. An intense laser light is directed at the spider veins, which passes through the skin and obliterates it.

It may take several laser session to obtain the results you desire. Laser may be used in combination with Sclerotherapy.

Results

You will be able to see improvement of your skin after each spider vein treatment. Because new spider veins may evolve, further treatment may be necessary.

Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results. Avoid excessive force, motion or abrasions during the healing process, and wear support stockings or other compression garments if advised.

Meeting with Dr. Jimerson

Prior to spider vein treatment you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the procedure.

He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos are usually taken, both before and after the surgery.

You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.

Questions to ask Dr. Jimerson
During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your surgery.
Here are some questions to consider:

 

– What technique is recommended?

– How long will the recovery period be for my procedure?

– What risks are associated with my procedure?

– What type of complications can happen?

– When will I be able to see the results of my procedure?

– Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?

Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your procedure.Questions to ask Dr. Jimerson

Why use Dr. Jimerson and the Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions team?

Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.

The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.

Schedule your consultation

The best way to determine if assisted liposuction is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.

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