Sclerotherapy can get rid of your unwanted varicose or spider veins and leave you with smoother and more flawless skin. The providers at Marvel Cosmetic in Spring Hill, Tennessee, provide sclerotherapy to conveniently, quickly, safely, and effectively treat spider veins and varicose veins in-office. With simple injections of a special solution, you can say goodbye to those problem veins.
Sclerotherapy is an effective way of treating unwanted varicose and spider veins in different areas of the body, such as the thighs, calves, ankles, anus, feet, and face.
With sclerotherapy, your Marvel Cosmetic specialist injects a solution directly into your vein that causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through your surrounding healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into your local tissue and fades over time.
In most cases, treated veins fade within a few weeks of sclerotherapy, but it might take a month or more to notice the full results. Multiple sclerotherapy treatments might be necessary in some cases.
You might choose sclerotherapy to diminish the appearance of, or wholly eliminate, unwanted varicose or spider veins.
Spider veins are usually just a cosmetic concern, but varicose veins can come along with some symptoms, such as aching, swelling, burning, and night cramps. As well as addressing cosmetic concerns and revealing more flawless skin, sclerotherapy can also tackle the associated symptoms of varicose veins.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, your specialist might suggest waiting to have sclerotherapy.
Before sclerotherapy treatment, your Marvel Cosmetic specialist performs a physical exam and gathers your medical history. Your specialist might recommend ultrasound and additional testing.
Sclerotherapy takes less than an hour without anesthesia. You lay on your back with your legs slightly elevated, and your specialist cleans the treatment area with alcohol and uses a fine needle to insert the solution into the vein slowly.
The solution irritates the lining of your vein, and it swells shut and blocks the flow of blood. Some sclerotherapy solutions also contain a local anesthetic called lidocaine. Both liquid and foam sclerotherapy solutions can be used.
You might experience minor cramps or stinging when your specialist inserts the needle into your vein.
After withdrawing the needle, your specialist applies compression and massages the area to disperse the solution and keep blood out of the injected vein. Your specialist might tape a compression pad onto the injection site.
The number of injections you need depends on the number and the size of the veins.
You’re encouraged to walk around soon after sclerotherapy to prevent blood clot formation. You’re usually asked to wear compression stockings or bandages for about a week or two to help maintain compression of your treated veins.
Most people can return to their daily activities right away.
Let sclerotherapy be the solution to your cosmetic vein problems.