Vein Treatments (Sclerotherapy)
Our board-certified experts in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery are here to help you look as good as you feel.
What is sclerotherapy? (Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment)
Varicose and spider veins are common problems that can be associated with leg swelling, a heavy feeling in the legs, and discomfort. In addition to being painful, these veins may impact how you feel about your appearance. Some people may wear clothing that covers their legs or avoid certain activities (like going to the beach) because they feel self-conscious.
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment that helps reduce the appearance of, or even completely eliminate, spider and varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is when a solution is injected into varicose or spider veins. This solution causes the problematic veins to close and fades the appearance of spider/varicose veins. In 60-80% of people, their veins may disappear completely.
What can you expect?
Before any procedure, you will have a consultation with our expert cosmetic dermatologists. The physician will listen to you, perform a thorough evaluation, and provide you an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs and concerns.
During the procedure, the doctor will inject a solution into your veins using a fine needle. The number of injections you will receive depends on the size and number of areas to be treated.
After the procedure, you will need to wear compression stockings and avoid strenuous activity for approximately 2 weeks. However, regular activity such as walking is encouraged and will help with your healing.
After about 3-6 weeks, you will return for a follow-up appointment to assess how you are healing and whether additional sclerotherapy treatments are needed.
Is sclerotherapy safe?
All procedures carry some risk. However, complications from sclerotherapy are uncommon when performed by board-certified cosmetic dermatologists. The most common side effects are swelling, warmth, or discomfort at the injection site.
Sclerotherapy is not safe for women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Patients who have had blood clots may be a candidate for sclerotherapy but will require a careful medical evaluation to ensure the treatment is safe for you.
Choose Jacksonville Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Our Dermatologist can help you explore options to rejuvenate or refine your appearance to help you look and feel your best. We can help you improve your complexion, confidence, and achieve younger and healthier looking skin!
We deliver remarkable patient experiences through quality, compassion, & innovation. We are a team who cares deeply about our neighbors and are a positive resource to the community.