Spider veins can cause significant appearance issues and commonly interfere with an individual’s level of self-confidence. Only in rare situations do they produce symptoms or cause health issues. However, the negative impact they have on the appearance is enough of a reason to seek treatment. If you have spider veins, you might want to look into sclerotherapy as a treatment method. If you want something that is minimally-invasive and does not require any downtime period, you should ask our specialist for more details about it.
Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a special solution into the targeted veins. The solution will irritate the vessel walls and thicken the blood inside. In response, the vessel will close off and turn into a type of scar tissue that the body will start to absorb through natural processes.
The treatment can be done in the comfort of our office on an outpatient basis. There is no need to visit a hospital, nor is there a need for an overnight stay. Instead, individuals who receive sclerotherapy can immediately return to most all of their normal daily activities. In fact, walking is usually encouraged to promote healing.
Sclerotherapy has been done for longer than any of the other treatment methods that are commonly used. It is still popular because of its excellent track record and low risk for complications. Side effects are minimal as well. The solution that is used during sclerotherapy treatments is usually in liquid form.
Our specialist at Rao Dermatology can give you more information on the specific details of sclerotherapy, including what to expect before, during and after the procedure. We can also explain the results you can expect in more detail after examining your vascular condition.
If you have spider veins, sclerotherapy may be perfect for you. The best way to find out if sclerotherapy is right for you is to schedule a consultation at Rao Dermatology, with offices in Hanford, Fresno, Woodbridge, Atlantic Highlands and Manhattan. During this meeting, we can address whatever questions or concerns you may have about the treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!