Spider Vein Treatment

Varicose veins, on the other hand, happen when your blood pressure increases inside your veins and weakens the affected veins’ walls.

While both are a cosmetic concern for some, varicose veins can cause consistent and severe swelling and pain in the affected leg. They can also cause a dull, achy, or heavy feeling in the affected leg, especially after a long day of performing physical activity.

Thankfully, there’s a very simple outpatient procedure to treat both of these vein issues – sclerotherapy treatment. And best of yet, we offer the much-desired injections for sclerotherapy treatment in our women-owned Miami dermatology center!

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To learn more about this vein sclerotherapy or to schedule a consultation, call us today

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What is
Sclerotherapy

TREATMENT

Vein sclerotherapy is an injection-based treatment. During your quick 15 to 30 minute session, we’ll use injections for sclerotherapy in your affected spider veins.

Sclerosing injections for sclerotherapy work to dissipate the appearance of these visible veins because the solution safely irritates the inner lining of the blood vessel. These injections for sclerotherapy then cause the blood in the injected spider vein to clot and eventually collapse. While vein sclerotherapy for spider veins may require multiple treatment sessions, the good news is that research shows between 50 to 80% of injected veins respond to the treatment after only one session.

WHAT DOES SCLEROTHERAPY FOR SPIDER VEINS FEEL LIKE?

You may feel some slight discomfort from the needle when you receive your injections for vein sclerotherapy. Some patients also experience some mild discomfort the first few minutes after their injections, though this experience quickly subsides.

Additional side effects from sclerotherapy treatment include:

  • Itching for one to two days after your session.
  • Raised, red areas at your injection sites for one to two days after your treatment.
  • Lumpy and hard veins that remain for several months before they fade. This side effect typically only occurs if large veins were treated.
  • Brown lines or spots. While these usually disappear within three to six months, there is the possibility that they will be permanent.
  • Neovascularization, which is the appearance of new, tiny blood vessels at your treatment site. Luckily, these new vessels typically fade within three to 12 months after your injections for sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy
Recovery

You can return to work, school, or home immediately after your treatment. To reduce swelling and provide you with the best results, you’ll need to wear medical-grade compression stockings for a few days after your session.

Additionally, for the first 48 hours after your treatment, you’ll need to avoid:

  • Aerobic exercise.
  • Taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Taking hot baths or going into a hot tub.
  • Using hot compresses.
  • Sunlight exposure.
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Sclerotherapy
Treatment

CONSIDERATIONS

Since sclerotherapy involves your veins and blood flow, certain people aren’t eligible for treatment. These include pregnant women or patients who have a prior history of blood clots, though, depending on your unique blood clot you may still be medically cleared.

Additionally, patients who take aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory medications daily aren’t eligible for this treatment unless their prescribing physician gives them the okay to temporarily stop the medications before their session.

Finally, while we want to treat all spider veins and varicose veins that our patients want to erase, we do face limitations. Veins that could be considered to use for a potential future heart bypass surgery can’t be treated via injections for sclerotherapy. Varicose veins must also be treated, at times, with ultrasound guidance and would be best seen by a vascular surgeon prior to treatment.

Why Choose Us for Vein Sclerotherapy?

To schedule a consultation, call us today