Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins can be unsightly, but they can also cause pain or swelling in your legs.
Whether you’re wanting to treat pain symptoms or look great in a mini skirt, sclerotherapy can help.
Spider veins form when the walls of your veins are weak and blood begins to pool inside the vein close to the skin. Sclerotherapy is a well-proven procedure that treats spider veins and smaller varicose veins by sealing off the affected vein.
Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure in which a fine needle is inserted into the affected vein. You will feel some pricks from the needle, but pain during the procedure is very mild. A sclerotherapy session usually lasts for 30 to 45 minutes.
After your treatment, there may be a raised or red area at the injection site and you may experience some temporary itchiness. This typically subsides after a few hours, or in some cases a few days. You may need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks to compress the treated veins. After your treatment, you can return to your normal, everyday activities. Walking regularly is recommended, especially in the days immediately following your procedure.
You will begin to notice the results of your sclerotherapy treatment gradually anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks following the procedure. A few months may be required for larger veins. A very small percentage of patients do not respond to sclerotherapy and other treatment options may be recommended. Our highly-trained staff will provide a thorough consultation to ensure you’re a good candidate for sclerotherapy treatment.
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