Are you keeping your legs covered due to unsightly veins? Vein reduction at Contour Medical in Gilbert, Arizona, is a possible solution. We can treat spider veins and smaller varicose veins. Spider veins are the small red or purple vessels that can be found on the thighs and face. Varicose veins are larger than spider veins, are blue in color and may look like they are slightly raised. There are many causes of unwanted veins: genetics, hormonal changes, medications, environment, pregnancy, and obesity are examples. Dr. McCoy can treat these vessels non-surgically, allowing for immediate return to normal daily activities. There is minimal discomfort during treatment, especially using the technique Dr. McCoy has treated hundreds patients with.
Vein Reduction Benefits
- Non-surgical, minimal discomfort
- No downtime
- Quick treatment
- Improves blood flow by closing superficial, visible veins
How Vein Reduction Works
Dr. McCoy prefers to use sclerotherapy for vein reduction. Sclerotherapy involves a small injection of a sclerosing agent into the visible vein. The sclerosing solution causes the vessel to collapse and fade away as they heal. The sclerosing solution is basically creating a bruise. Dr. McCoy has used lasers for vein reduction, and still prefers sclerotherapy as the gold standard for treatment. Lasers are more uncomfortable (especially for larger vessels) and have a higher potential for unwanted effects (such as burns or blisters). Dr. McCoy has performed thousands of sclerotherapy injections and can treat most veins (face, hands, legs and feet).
What to Expect
Treatment takes 15 to 30 minutes. Depending on the extensiveness of the veins to be treated, it may take multiple treatments. The majority of patients require one or two sessions. The injections are quite comfortable, although there is some slight itching as the treatment progresses. Bruising is to be expected. Pigment change in the area(s) of treatment is common, and fades as the tissue heals. Dr. McCoy recommends wearing support stockings after the procedure, which improves comfort, healing, and blood flow.