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Vein Treatment

Spider veins and varicose veins are common conditions that affect many adults. These abnormally enlarged vessels, which affect women more often than men, appear most often on the legs and become more prevalent with age. These unsightly veins can be easily treated and eliminated. There are a variety of different risk factors that increase the chances of a person getting spider veins and varicose veins.

  • Genetics
  • Hormonal changes (as during pregnancy or menopause—or if you’re taking birth control pills or other hormones)
  • Excess weight
  • Pressure and repetition associated with crossing legs when sitting
  • Aging

Treatment Options

Sclerotherapy:  Is a liquid solution that is injected directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the veins, causing them to seal shut. This stops the flow of blood, forcing blood to be rerouted to healthier veins. The vein is reabsorbed into the body and fades within several weeks. Typically 10 to 30 veins can be treated in one session and sometimes the same vein needs to be treated more than once to get long-term results. Follow-up sessions are required to treat additional veins.

Laser treatment: A laser beam is targeted at the blood vessel and the heat from the laser coagulates the blood inside, causing it to collapse and seal up—without damaging nearby skin, vessels, or tissue. Over several weeks, the vein will shrink and disappear. One to five sessions, spaced four weeks apart, is typically required. For those individuals who do not like needles, this provides an alternative option.

For more information about Cosmetic Dermatology, or to request an appointment, please complete our online form or call 970-926-9226 (Vail), 970-927-2800 (Willits), 970-710-2400 (Spring St.), 970-668-0998 (Breckenridge) or 970-930-6490 (Glenwood).

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Vail Dermatology

1140 Edwards Village Blvd, Suite B-200
Edwards, CO 81632
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Tel: 970-926-9226
Fax: 970-837-5801

Aspen Dermatology at Willits

261 Robinson Street, Suite C-100
Basalt, CO 81621
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Tel: 970-927-2800
Fax: 970-926-8755

Breckenridge Dermatology

984 N. 10 Mile Dr. , Suite 103
Frisco, CO 80443
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Tel: 970-668-0998
Fax: 970-658-8414

Aspen Dermatology on Spring St.

300 S. Spring St., Suite 103
Aspen, CO 81611
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Tel: 970-710-2400
Fax: 970-926-8755

Glenwood Dermatology

919 Grand Ave,
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Tel: 970-930-6490
Fax: 970-926-8755