Plano and Dallas area patients who avoid shorts and cover their legs from embarrassing spider and varicose veins are good candidates for sclerotherapy at Surface Skin Spa. Sclerotherapy safely removes spider and minor varicose veins for long-lasting results by injecting a simple sclerosing solution into the vein. Sclerotherapy can be used on men and women to treat both spider veins, the smaller red and purple lines, and varicose veins, the larger lines. Fast, effective, and nonsurgical, sclerotherapy restores the beauty of the skin and the confidence to wear whatever you want.
Sclerotherapy Procedure Technique
Sclerotherapy treats veins by injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the vein. The solution causes the vein to clot and collapse and is absorbed into the body. As the vein is being reabsorbed, it will disappear. Sclerotherapy is a procedure that will be tweaked for every individual based on the number, size, and location of the veins that are being treated. In most cases, there is usually one injection for every inch of spider vein. As each injection takes place, the certified injector will place light pressure on the injection site.
What to Expect with Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is performed in a medical office exam room setting. During the procedure, the patient should only feel small pricks. Recovery following vein treatment through sclerotherapy does not require any downtime or absence from the workplace. Most individuals can resume normal activities within 24 hours, and will wear a compression stocking for a few days while the legs heal. No exercising for 3 days following the injection. Patients can purchase a pair of 20/30 weight compression hose in the pharmacy section of most drug stores. Please bring the hose to the appointment and we will assist you in putting them on after the injection session. Patients will begin to see their veins fading within 2 to 3 weeks, with maximum results being revealed around 6 weeks after the treatment. Most patients require 3-6 sessions, four to six weeks apart, for optimum results.
Sclerotherapy Expected Cost
Sclerotherapy treatment will vary depending on the number and size of veins that are being treated, approximately $300 an hour. Please purchase your 20/30 weight compression hose at a local pharmacy and bring to your appointment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $350
How Well Does It Work?
Sclerotherapy can improve the appearance of the legs by 70%, but it will not target every single vein. Additional treatments will most likely be needed for optimal results. Although many patients are very satisfied with the results from sclerotherapy, check with our team to clarify anticipated results and to see if the treatment is the right fit for you.
How About Other Treatments?
While sclerotherapy is a popular and effective method to remove unattractive veins from the legs, it is not the only choice of treatment that men and women have to choose from. Alternatives include laser treatment, surgical stripping, and even some radiofrequency treatments. Consult our team to discover the optimal solution for your specific case.
Negative Side Effects?
There may be some skin irritation, slight itching, and some skin discoloration after treatment, but this is usually evident at the injection site and will subside in a few days. This procedure is non-invasive, and complications are very rare.
Time Between Treatments?
It is best to plan your treatments a couple of 4-6 weeks apart. This gives the areas treated ample time to heal, as well as time for the treated veins to diminish as much as possible.