What to Expect During Treatment

Sclerotherapy can be performed during a quick and easy in-office session with your dermatologist. Your skin will be cleaned and made ready for treatment. Then a very small needle is used to inject a solution into the visible spider veins until they collapse. Some patients experience mild stinging with injections, but anesthesia is not necessary. The length of your sclerotherapy session will depend on the number of areas you would like treated, and you can choose from a 15 or 30 minute session. Before you leave, you’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions on how to care for your skin.

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Sclerotherapy is an excellent way to get rid of unwanted spider veins. To learn more about sclerotherapy and develop a customized treatment package, we invite you to contact our office by calling or booking an appointment online.

There are few treatment options that can improve the appearance of spider veins as effectively as sclerotherapy. The procedure is non-invasive and involves injections with a very small needle. Most patients experience only mild stinging during the procedure. Treated veins are then reabsorbed by the body and disappear within a few weeks. With the help of your board certified dermatologist, you can create a personalized treatment plan for your spider veins and achieve your best skin yet.

How does Sclerotherapy work?

In sclerotherapy, a solution is injected into the dilated veins with a small needle, causing the vein to collapse. The collapsed veins are cleared by the body within a few weeks to months after treatment. After treatment, it is important to wear compression stockings for a few weeks to prevent the veins from reopening. Sclerotherapy may require several visits, and treatments are safe and effective for reducing the appearance of visible veins.

Sclerotherapy Maintenance

Taking care of your skin after sclerotherapy is an important step in achieving and maintaining your results. Following treatment, we will bandage the injection sites with cotton balls and compression bandages, which you will leave on for 24 hours after treatment. You will be asked to bring a pair of compression stockings with you to your appointment, and we will help you put them on immediately after the procedure. Compression stockings should be worn at all times during the 14 days following sclerotherapy, removing them only to bathe and sleep. Some bruising and discoloration is common after sclerotherapy and typically resolves in a few weeks. Pain after the procedure is minimal and can be managed with Tylenol. It is very important to avoid sun exposure in the treated areas so they do not darken. Repeat treatments are generally scheduled every 6 weeks.

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