Spider veins can be created by obesity, genetics, hormonal changes, blood clots, as well as prescription drugs and certain medical conditions. Spider veins are typically purple, blue, or red and can be easily seen underneath the skin while they branch out on the face and body. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edward M. Zimmerman performs sclerotherapy to minimize or remove visible spider veins on the face or body. A nonsurgical injectable procedure with no recovery time needed, sclerotherapy may give you a more even skin tone that you'll want to show off. Make an appointment at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas in Nevada to get more information about minimally invasive sclerotherapy, plus other skin treatments.
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Sclerotherapy treatments are a good option for men and women who are bothered by small or medium-sized blood vessels that can be seen underneath their skin. Generally, spider veins are most visible on the legs so many individuals avoid swimsuits, shorts, or any other clothes that do not cover their spider veins. Patients getting sclerotherapy must be in good overall health the day of their procedure to prevent a reaction. Patients shouldn't have a history of blood clots or be pregnant.
Sclerotherapy treatments will be performed in a private treatment room within a short time and with no anesthesia. The blood vessels to be addressed will be marked, and then the overlying skin will be cleaned. A fine needle will be introduced into the vessel so the sclerosing solution can be introduced. After removing the needle, gauze will cover the site of injection to treat any bleeding. The procedure can be repeated to treat all spider veins.
What to Expect
Once you are done with your sclerotherapy treatment, you can leave our office to continue your daily routine. You may have mild swelling, redness, or bruising in the areas treated, but this will usually fade on its own. Compression garments will be suggested by Dr. Z to help your blood circulation following your procedure for better, faster results. It can take a while for the treatment to show results, but the treated spider veins should get smaller, become a white color, and then disappear or fade. You may require at least two sessions to get your best results, but many people are happy with the improvements after the first session.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does sclerotherapy cost?
The cost of sclerotherapy will vary based on how many veins are treated, the size of the veins, and other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Z will listen to your concerns and goals before developing your personal sclerotherapy treatment plan. From there, he can estimate costs and review your payment options.
What's the difference between sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments?
Sclerotherapy injects a special solution into the vein to make it shrink and disappear. Laser vein treatments are noninvasive as light energy is applied to the vein so it coagulates and becomes absorbed by the body. Sclerotherapy is usually better for medium to larger blood spider veins and varicose veins (greater than three millimeters) while laser vein treatments are better for smaller vessels, typically ones in the face.
What's the difference between sclerotherapy and Asclera?
Asclera is a brand of sclerosing solution approved by the FDA to treat spider veins and small varicose veins. Asclera is made with polidocanol instead of sodium tetradecyl sulfate, which is in traditional sclerosing solutions. During your consultation, Dr. Z can discuss the benefits of Asclera and other brands of sclerosing solutions along with which is best for your needs.
Can I get sclerotherapy on my hands and face?
Sclerotherapy can improve spider veins, vascular blemishes, broken blood vessels, and varicose veins on your face and hands. During your consultation, Dr. Z will assess your areas of concern and decide whether sclerotherapy can be used safely to treat the vein. If he feels that sclerotherapy is not a good or safe option, he will discuss your alternatives, like laser vein treatments.
How long should I wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
Dr. Z or a member of his staff will talk to you about how long you should wear compression garments after sclerotherapy. The compression garment is designed to help your blood circulation so the vein remains closed and to minimize bruising. Ideally, you should continue to wear the compression garment after your recovery anytime you are seated for a long time, such as long car rides or on airplanes.
Banish Spider Veins
The unattractive spider veins that appear on your body and face can be annoying as they get bigger over the years so find out more about the benefits of sclerotherapy at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas in Nevada to fade your cosmetic concerns. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Zimmerman can create a personalized sclerotherapy treatment plan and discuss other services that can help you look more attractive.