Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic procedure that diminishes the appearance of varicose and spider veins.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Spider veins and varicose veins appear just under the skin and can be identified by their puffy, contorted appearance. They are typically red or blue and can appear very prominently on areas throughout the legs, feet, or arms. While they are very similar in appearance, spider veins are typically smaller and closer to the surface. As the name suggests, they can sometimes look like spider webs. Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular and effective treatment options for reducing the appearance of these veins.
For most patients, treating varicose and spider veins is for aesthetic purposes, as it can be embarrassing when wearing certain clothing, such as dresses or shorts. However, in some instances varicose or spider veins can be painful and cause tightness, swelling, or discomfort. In addition to cosmetically enhancing your appearance by causing the veins to fade away, sclerotherapy can help patients who are struggling with pain from their spider or varicose veins.
- Quick, In-Office Treatment
- No Downtime
What To Expect After
Following the procedure, you will be advised to rest for a few days. The doctor recommends short walking sessions to help promote healthy blood flow to the areas, but you should refrain from strenuous activities and extended time on your feet. You may experience slight discomfort, swelling, or redness in the treated areas, but they can be alleviated with compression garments or approved over-the-counter medications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR sclerotherapy?
A: Varicose and spider veins appear most commonly in adults who spend a lot of time sitting or putting pressure on their legs or knees. If you have visible veins that are swollen, protruding, or stand out from your skin, you may benefit from sclerotherapy sessions at Rejuva Medical Aesthetics. Candidates must be in good general health.
Q: How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
A: During the sclerotherapy procedure, a solution known as sclerosing is injected directly into the targeted veins using an ultra-thin needle. The solution is generally a soluble salt solution that irritates the lining of the vein, causing the blood vessels to collapse and the blood to clot, which reduces the appearance of the vein from the skin.