Spider Vein Treatment

501C Memorial Drive Extension Greer, SC 29651

Phone: +1 864-520-2836

Fax: +1 864-752-1632

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is used to reduce the appearance and problems associated with varicose veins and spider veins. Spider veins are smaller veins that can show up on the face and legs, while varicose veins usually occur on the legs

With the Sclerotherapy procedure, your medical practitioner will inject your veins with a sclerosing solution that will make them collapse and fade from sight. This can also clear up other symptoms that you may be experiencing that are associated with spider veins, like aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.

Sclerotherapy takes less than 30 minutes, depending on how many veins that you are having treated at once. It can be performed right in our medical spa and you can go right back to work or continue your normal daily activities. There is virtually no downtime with this procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where is Sclerotherapy used?

Sclerotherapy is primarily used to treat blood vessels otherwise known as spider veins of the legs.

How is Sclerotherapy injected?

Sclerotherapy is injected into the spider vein using a small needle. The agent causes the blood in the veins to displace, and then collapse and disappears over time.

Is there any downtime?

None. Following treatment, patients are encouraged to be active, resuming normal activities. They should, however, refrain from intense exercise or heavy lifting for approximately 3 days following treatment.

Can sclerotherapy be used to treat large varicose veins?

Unfortunately, sclerotherapy is generally used for the very small superficial veins next to the skin. Sclerotherapy is not effective for large veins and requires large amounts of the sclerosants with the potential to be absorbed. When large veins are treated with sclerotherapy, a stronger solution and a higher volume is required. Following the treatment of larger veins, compression hose stockings are usually recommended to be worn for at least 2 weeks. It is best to get spider veins treated in the winter months as one can easily wear stockings.

How many treatments are required?

It varies from individual to individual, but typically 2-4 treatments are required for the best results. In patients with milder cases, 1-2 will suffice. The treatments are more when there are more veins or slightly larger veins.

Does Sclerotherapy hurt?

There is a little sting associated with each injection. The burning sensation lasts few seconds. Most individuals tolerate the procedure and do not require any type of anesthesia. The majority of patients claim that the procedure is much less painful than what they anticipated.

When should Sclerotherapy be avoided?

Sclerotherapy should not be used on patients who are pregnant or nursing, have a history of allergy to sclerosant or similar substances, have blood clots, or who have inflammation in their deep leg veins.

How much does Sclerotherapy cost?

Sclerotherapy is priced depending on the time spent treating spider veins.

Call us to schedule your free Sclerotherapy consultation 864-520-2836 or for more information, click here to contact us.

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