Spider Veins and Varicose Vein Therapy in the Bay Area

Located in the East Bay Area, Illustra Dermatology is your trusted destination for all vein-related concerns. Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are small, thin veins that emerge near the surface of the skin. Although these super-fine veins are connected to the larger venous system, spider veins are not necessary for normal circulation. This makes them perfect candidates for non-invasive removal techniques like sclerotherapy for Bay Area residents. 

Various factors contribute to the development of spider veins and varicose veins, including genetics, hormonal changes from pregnancy, weight gain, medications, and prolonged periods of sitting or standing. Interestingly, spider veins are more common in women than in men.  While they can appear at any age, they often become more prominent when patients reach their 40s. Both men and women of any age are candidates for sclerotherapy, and most fall in the 30-60 age range. 

The appearance of spider veins and varicose veins can be a significant aesthetic concern for patients, impacting confidence and self-esteem. While these vascular issues are common, Illustra Dermatology offers treatments like sclerotherapy at our Bay Area office.

Sclerotherapy Treatment 

During your consultation visit, Dr. Browne will perform an examination to determine the best spider and varicose vein therapy at our Bay Area clinic.  The majority of spider veins will respond best to sclerotherapy. If you have significant symptoms (pain, tenderness, swelling) and/or large bulging varicose veins, Dr. Browne may recommend an ultrasound to evaluate your veins.

Sclerotherapy is a straightforward procedure. For the treatment, Dr. Browne injects a specialized solution into the problematic vein. A very fine needle is used to perform the injections, and most patients relate the discomfort to a barely noticeable pinprick feel. The solution causes the vein to collapse and, over time, it is naturally absorbed by the body. The result is the gradual fading of the treated veins, revealing clearer skin. The majority of patients will have significant clearing of their veins. Sclerotherapy at the Bay Area’s Illustra Dermatology is highly efficient, taking no more than an hour to complete and requiring little downtime. 

Comprehensive Care at Illustra Dermatology

Illustra Dermatology provides comprehensive sclerotherapy treatment for both enlarged veins and spider veins. Our Bay Area vein clinic is led by Dr. Adrianna Browne, a board-certified Dermatologist with over a decade of experience addressing simple and complex vein diseases. Dr. Browne performs all the sclerotherapy treatments at our office in Orinda. If you're considering sclerotherapy or wish to learn more about the procedure, reach out to Illustra Dermatology. Under the expertise of Dr. Adrianna Browne, we will help you achieve healthier, vein-free skin.