Sclerotherapy

sclerotherapy

The presence of spider or varicose veins underneath the skin can not only cause self-consciousness in men and women, it can also be difficult to treat without medical intervention. At Dermatology Associates, we offer multiple options for safely and effectively treating spider and varicose veins, including sclerotherapy.

Contact us today at our locations in Norwood, Franklin or Foxboro, Massachusetts, to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how sclerotherapy can remove your spider or varicose veins without surgery or downtime.

What are Spider and Varicose Veins?

A common cosmetic concern for both men and women, spider veins are characterized by clusters of dark red or purple veins that branch out in a spider leg appearance on the face, legs or ankles. Varicose veins are caused by a disruption in the natural flow of blood through the veins, causing them to bulge and become visible underneath the skin.

Although these vascular conditions do not typically indicate a medical concern, many individuals choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. At Dermatology Associates, we offer laser vein removal as well as sclerotherapy for the safe and effective removal of these veins.

What is Sclerotherapy?

One of the least invasive methods for vein removal, sclerotherapy involves injections of a solution, typically a salt solution, directly into the affected veins. This procedure is quick and generally well-tolerated by most patients. Once the solution is injected into the veins, the lining of the vessels is irritated, causing the vein walls to stick together. The blood is then redirected through healthy veins, and over time the treated veins are naturally removed by the body.

Developed and used since the 1930s, sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure that takes up to 30 minutes on average and is easy to fit into any busy schedule. A more comfortable, convenient solution to extensive vein removal surgery, sclerotherapy has a high success rate among most patients.

What Happens After Sclerotherapy?

Although most patients are able to drive themselves home and resume normal activities after sclerotherapy treatment, a daily walking regimen is encouraged to maintain good circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots after treatment. You may also be encouraged to wear compression stockings in order to compress the treated veins. Our medical team will provide specific post-treatment instructions in order to optimize your results.

Contact Dermatology Associates today to schedule a consultation and find out how sclerotherapy can safely and effectively remove your spider and varicose veins without surgery or downtime.