Sclerotherapy is a treatment that is used to treat spider veins and varicose veins. It involves injecting a solution known as a sclerant into the walls of the vein. The solution causes the vein to collapse. The treated veins will eventually fade.
At Dermatology Associates, we offer Sclerotherapy injectable vein treatments to help with the unsightly appearance of spider veins. Now is a great time to start the Sclerotherapy process, as full results take time to develop and treated skin should be out of direct sunlight. Contact one of our three Massachusetts offices today, and you can be varicose-vein-free by beach season!
The ideal candidates for Sclerotherapy are healthy candidates who do not smoke. Pregnant women will need to wait until after they have had their child before they get this procedure. Keep in mind that you may have to get multiple treatments before you get the results you want. You will have to wait about four weeks after you get your first treatment before you can get your next one. The number of treatments needed depend on the depth and size of the veins.
Spider vein and varicose veins are not only a cosmetic concern, but they can also cause a number of unpleasant symptoms. Some of those symptoms include night cramps, aching and swelling. Fortunately, Sclerotherapy is a very effective remedy for getting rid of spider veins and varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is becoming more popular because people are realizing there are many benefits that can be reaped from getting this treatment. Below are some of the ways you can benefit by getting Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy can be completed in just 15 to 20 minutes in most cases. In fact, many people can go in and get this treatment during their lunch break. It is also performed right in our office. People do not have to worry about taking time off from work to recover. They can immediately return to work and to their daily routine after the procedure has been completed. However, it is recommended that patients walk regularly in order to prevent blood clots from forming.
Many people are concerned about the pain of this procedure. However, Sclerotherapy is a procedure that is relatively painless. This treatment does not require the use of an anesthetic.
Sclerotherapy is a very safe procedure. You may experience side effects after getting Sclerotherapy, such as itching or bruising in the treatment area. Side effects typically go away within one or two days of treatment.