Banish Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy

May 09, 2023
Banish Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy
Say goodbye to spider veins and hello to a new, more confident you with sclerotherapy. Don't let spider veins define your life, learn how sclerotherapy eliminates spider veins and restores the skin’s appearance.

Do you avoid showing off your legs because of unsightly spider veins? You aren’t alone. Millions of people experience the same self-consciousness due to these web-like veins. They can appear in various colors, such as red, blue, or purple, and often develop on the legs or face. 

Fortunately, there's a minimally invasive solution to help you regain your confidence and restore smooth, clear skin. Board-certified interventional cardiologists and the expert team at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, offer sclerotherapy, an effective treatment for pesky spider veins.

Understanding spider veins

Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins. These small, dilated blood vessels are visible near the surface of the skin. While they’re generally harmless, they can cause discomfort and also impact your self-esteem. 

Spider veins often form due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity

Prolonged periods of standing or sitting can also contribute to their development.

How sclerotherapy works

Sclerotherapy is a procedure that eliminates unsightly spider veins with minimal discomfort and downtime. A specialized solution, known as a sclerosant, is injected directly into the affected vein using a fine needle. 

The solution irritates the lining of the vein, which triggers the vein to collapse. Over time, the treated vein is naturally absorbed by the body, making it virtually invisible.

This procedure addresses the cosmetic concerns associated with spider veins, and it may also alleviate symptoms, such as aching, swelling, or burning sensations in the affected area.

Advantages of sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy offers numerous advantages that make it a popular choice for both patients and physicians. Here’s why:

Minimally invasive

The procedure doesn't require incisions or general anesthesia and can be performed in the comfort of our office, making it an excellent alternative to more invasive procedures.

Minimal downtime

Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately following the treatment, with only a few post-procedure care instructions to follow, such as avoiding strenuous exercise for a brief period.

High success rate

Sclerotherapy boasts a high success rate, making it one of the most effective treatments for spider veins. Patients enjoy optimal results, which in some cases may require multiple sessions.

Improved appearance and confidence

By targeting the underlying cause of spider veins, this treatment helps patients achieve smooth, clear skin, ultimately boosting their confidence and self-esteem.

The many benefits of sclerotherapy make it an easy choice for diminishing your spider veins.

What to expect during and after treatment

During the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort as the sclerosant is injected into the affected veins. However, this sensation only lasts for a few seconds. The entire treatment session usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of veins being treated.

After treatment, you might be advised to wear compression stockings for a short period, typically 1-2 weeks, to promote healing and ensure optimal results. Some temporary side effects, such as bruising, mild swelling, or redness, may occur but generally subside within a few days to a week.

Taking the first step toward beautiful legs

Don't let spider veins get in the way of enjoying your life. If you're ready to restore the appearance of your legs, call our office in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 910-491-1760 or book an appointment online today. 

Our experienced team can assess your specific needs and create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible results. 

Take the first step toward vein-free legs today.