Sclerotherapy is a procedure that is used to reduce the appearance of spider veins in your legs. These red or blue veins are also medically known as telangiectasia or reticular veins. The procedure involves injecting a chemical into the vein, which blocks blood flow and causes the vein to fade.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy Treatments
Sclerotherapy treatment is commonly used as a cosmetic treatment for patients who would like to have vein-free skin. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical, quick and effective way to treat spider veins. It dramatically reduces the visibility of spider veins in your legs with little to no downtime. In addition to an improved appearance, many patients also notice an improvement in related vascular issues such as swelling, aching, burning, itching, and cramps.
What to Expect During a Sclerotherapy Procedure?
This spider vein procedure typically takes less than an hour for one of our nurse practitioners to perform. After the area being treated is prepped, a chemical medication solution will be injected into the appropriate veins with a very thin needle, almost as thin as a strand of hair. Some patients report experiencing mild stinging or cramping, which is normal. Your practitioner will massage the area after each injection and apply compression dressings that must be worn for the next week.
Most patients go right back to their daily activities following the procedure. Little to no downtime is required, however specific post-treatment care is necessary and will be discussed during your appointment. As a matter of fact, we recommend our patients perform walking exercises the day of their procedure. Walking is a very helpful exercise to help lessen the possibility of more spider veins developing. Walking is a helpful exercise in that it aids in the circulation of the veins that have been injected and also helps with decreasing the recurrence of developing additional spider veins.
Sclerotherapy in Jacksonville
At OBI BioAesthetic Institute, we believe that when you look good, you feel good. Speak with our professionally trained staff about how sclerotherapy treatment in Jacksonville can help you reduce the appearance of spider veins to reveal a more youthful, confident appearance. Contact us to schedule your aesthetic consultation today.