Do you have unsightly spider veins or varicose veins? No matter how much you try to hide or prevent them, the appearance of these veins can persist until they are dealt with properly. In fact, their appearance can be worsened by weight gain, hormonal changes, or prolonged sitting or standing – factors that are common among older populations. Sclerotherapy is a proven treatment solution for spider veins and varicose veins, and one that has been used successfully for almost a century. Sclerotherapy directly targets the affected veins, reducing their visibility to improve a patient’s appearance and self-esteem.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the desired spider or varicose veins, which damages the inside of the blood vessel, causing it to clot. As a result, blood will no longer flow through the vein, causing it to fade from view. Patients do not need to worry about this treatment affecting their blood flow, as there are many more veins beneath the surface that remain unaffected by this treatment. The sclerotherapy injections are quickly performed and do not require anesthesia. The treatment is completed in a matter of minutes but may take longer depending on the number of veins being treated.
There is no downtime after sclerotherapy, and patients usually return to work and other normal activities immediately following their appointment. However, we usually recommend that patients avoid sun exposure and wear compression garments to ensure that the treated areas heal properly.
After treatment, it can take a few weeks for the treated veins to fade from view. Smaller veins will fade sooner, in as little as a few weeks. Larger veins may take a few months to completely fade. Depending on the size and number of veins treated, multiple treatments may be required.
Sclerotherapy Consultation in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sclerotherapy is an effective solution for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of spider veins or varicose veins. If you are considering this treatment, contact Doctors Best Wellness Center to learn more or schedule a consultation. Located in Weston, FL, we proudly serve men and women living in Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale and the nearby areas of Florida.