Sclero Therapy of Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat unsightly spider veins by injecting a specialized solution into the vein, causing irritation and eventual collapse of the vein. The collapsed veins are then safely absorbed by the body into the bloodstream.
This procedure is performed in the office setting, giving effective results with minimal pain and no need for anesthesia. Patients can return to work and other normal activities the same day. The number of injections needed during each session may vary depending on the number and size of the damaged veins.
We perform this procedure on facial and chest veins.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does sclerotherapy work?
A medication is injected into the vein, which causes the vein walls to become irritated. This causes the vein to slowly quit working and over time to fade away.
How quickly does sclerotherapy work?
Remember you did not develop the veins over night, so the veins do not go away over night. You will see nice changes at about 3 weeks and continue to see them fade away over about 6 months.
What medication is used for sclerotherapy?
At Skincare Aesthetics, we use polidocanol, sometimes known as Asclera.
Can you make all of my veins go away?
Sclerotherapy will not make all of your veins go away, however it will make the area treated a lot better.
Does sclerotherapy stop me from making new veins?
No. You are going to continue to make new veins. We recommend a recheck once a year so we can easily stay ahead of the veins and keep them under control.