Will Veins Disappear After Sclerotherapy Treatment?
The clusters of blue or red veins we sometimes see in our faces and legs are called "spider veins." While these veins are visible under the skin, they pose no physical threat. However, if you feel self-conscious about spider veins, you may want to consider sclerotherapy to help diminish their appearance and enhance the look of your skin.
At Vitality Vein Care, our board-certified surgeons are located in Prosper, TX, and treat patients throughout Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Celina, Gunter, Aubrey, Little Elm, and Pilot Point, TX for spider veins and more serious varicose veins.
Keep reading to learn more about how our sclerotherapy treatment can help you regain your confidence.
How does sclerotherapy treat spider veins and varicose veins?
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for spider veins. (In some cases, it can also be used to treat mild to moderate varicose veins, which tend to be painful and can lead to issues such as blood clots down the road).
Using a fine-gauge needle, the board-certified surgeons at Vitality Vein Care inject a solution into the problematic veins. This causes them to narrow and shrink, so they're no longer visible through your skin. Sclerotherapy is an excellent treatment for those who avoid showing off their legs because they feel self-conscious about visible veins.
Will my leg veins disappear after sclerotherapy?
Patients typically get the best results from sclerotherapy when treating smaller veins. However, troublesome large veins can be minimized and make a big difference in your self-confidence.
Many smaller veins can disappear after sclerotherapy, but it will depend on your specific condition and lifestyle factors.
While the results are long-lasting, if you're prone to varicose veins, new ones can develop over time and require more treatment.
How long does it take sclerotherapy to work?
It takes time for the solution to act on the spider and varicose veins. The treatment is designed to cause irritation in your blood vessel lining and coagulation of your blood. Over the course of a few weeks, the veins may look darker at first, but eventually, they will narrow and shrink.
For small veins, patients typically see good results after 3 – 4 weeks. However, it can take 4 – 6 months to see larger veins fade away. Wearing compression stockings following your treatment can help speed recovery and give you better long-term results. The surgeons at Vitality Vein Care will give each patient specific aftercare instructions and answer any questions about what to expect after treatment.
In some cases, it can take two or more sessions to treat visible veins. Patients need to be in good health with no history of blood clots to be good candidates for sclerotherapy.
Treat spider veins with sclerotherapy in Prosper, TX
If spider or varicose veins make you feel like you have to cover your legs, the board-certified surgeons at Vitality Vein Care can help you decide if sclerotherapy is right for you. If you're a good candidate, you may be able to see your veins disappear more quickly than you could have imagined, giving you the confidence to wear what you want.
Our office is located in Prosper, TX, and patients come from the surrounding areas of Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Celina, Gunter, Aubrey, Little Elm, and Pilot Point, TX. Schedule a consultation if you want to talk to a surgeon about making spider and varicose veins disappear.