What is Sclerotherapy?
Spider veins can be caused by a variety of reasons, including hormone shifts, genetics, obesity, blood clots, certain medications, and more. Usually red, purple, or blue in appearance, these veins often show brightly through the skin and can be hard to cover up. Board-certified general surgeons Drs. Aaron Roberts, Bradley Hart, and Daniel Rizzo offer sclerotherapy as a solution to spider veins. This minimally invasive procedure requires very little, if any, downtime and can help you have the confidence to show off those legs once again. In some patients, this treatment can also be used to treat more severe cases of varicose veins. For more information, contact Vitality Vein Care in Prosper, TX.
What Are The Benefits Of Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy treatments at Vitality Vein Care can help create legs that make you want to wear shorts with benefits like:
- Enhancing the appearance of the legs
- Eliminating unsightly spider veins
- Reducing small to medium varicose veins
- Reducing pain and discomfort
- Expanding wardrobe options
- No incisions or surgery
- No anesthesia necessary
- Little to no recovery time
- Treatments are quick
- Results are fast
"WOW! From the moment I made the initial phone call to schedule an appointment to leaving their office today, I felt like I truly mattered and that they were going to be able to help me! Staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. I felt very comfortable with everyone and even Dr. Hart came into the room while I was having the scans on my legs done and introduced himself which was so nice! They all understood the amount of pain I’m in daily and were sympathetic to my specific situation! I am so happy to have a diagnosis and a treatment plan and I definitely couldn’t have chosen a better place for myself! They love what they do and it shows. I am always skeptical going to a new clinic but it was like I’d known them forever and they explained everything and made sure I understood how bad my legs are. Dorie even typed up all the procedures I need so I could review it all at home! I will never go anywhere else and it was like they knew how important it was for me to be heard ….. they understood the assignment ( Lol) and I felt very cared for! Love these guys!!"- C.H. / Google / Apr 27, 2022
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"Wonderful team. Doctors, techs and all employees are friendly and professional. The procedures are explained in detail and courtesy towards patients is amazing. Some of the doctors are veterans. I am truly happy to have met this dynamic team, truly a group of excellent people. All there is left to say is “why go anywhere else”?"- E.R. / Google / Apr 03, 2022
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Am I A Candidate For Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy treatments are best for women and men who are bothered by small to medium-sized blood vessels that can be seen through their skin. Usually, these spider veins are most visible on the thighs and lower legs, so patients may avoid wearing swimsuits, shorts, or any other clothes that do not cover their spider veins. Patients need to be in good general health before their treatment to minimize the chance of complications. Patients should not be pregnant or have a history of blood clots.
What Can I Expect from My Sclerotherapy Treatment?
Sclerotherapy is performed right inside our office as a quick procedure that requires no anesthesia. We'll start by marking the blood vessels to be addressed and cleaning the skin. We'll inject a sclerosing solution into the vein using a fine-gauge needle. We will continue this process until all spider veins have been treated. After your appointment, you can leave to go home. You might experience some swelling, redness, or bruising, but this will fade on its own. We recommend you wear a compression sleeve to help with blood flow and for faster results. It could take a bit, but you'll start to notice your blood vessels shrinking and fading. In some cases, it could take two or more sessions to get your desired results. Follow-up treatments will be scheduled as needed.
How much does sclerotherapy usually cost?
The number of veins treated, vein size, and other factors typically determine how much your treatment regimen will cost. During your consultation, one of our experienced physicians will examine your veins and talk to you about your goals before creating a personalized treatment plan for you. When your plan is decided, we can estimate the cost of your sclerotherapy treatment and talk to you about payment options.
How is sclerotherapy different from laser vein treatments?
While laser vein treatments use focused light energy to treat unsightly veins, sclerotherapy employs a specialized solution to shrink the vein, causing it to disappear. For medium to large spider and varicose veins, sclerotherapy is often a better choice, whereas laser vein treatments are typically more effective for smaller veins and veins in the facial area.
Is sclerotherapy effective for the hands and face?
Yes, it is. Varicose and spider veins, blemishes, and broken blood vessels on the hands and face can all be treated with sclerotherapy. During your consultation, we will examine your veins to determine if sclerotherapy is the right option to safely treat your veins and help you reach your aesthetic goals. If sclerotherapy isn't an option for your particular situation, we can often offer other options to help reduce unsightly veins.
How long do you have to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
At Vitality Vein Care, we typically advise our patients to wear compression socks to help aid healing and improve blood circulation. During your consultation, we will take into account your treatment, health, and other factors to determine how long you'll need to wear your compression stockings. Most patients will typically wear their compression socks for at least two weeks after their sclerotherapy procedure.
Wear Shorts Confidently
If you have unwanted spider veins on your legs or body, you may feel embarrassed to wear shorts, skirts, or other clothing. At Vitality Vein Care, our team of board-certified vein specialists offers sclerotherapy to get rid of spider veins. If not treated, spider veins could continue to grow over time so we suggest seeking treatment as early as possible. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Drs. Daniel Rizzo, Aaron Roberts, or Bradley Hart in Prosper, TX today.
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