Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
Are spider veins causing you discomfort and stealing your self-confidence?
Spider veins are more than a simple cosmetic problem. They can ache, itch, burn, or throb, and they’re frequently responsible for sleeping difficulty. These veins may also be a superficial indication of a deeper problem. Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard of venous health therapies, and Rejuve Med Spa’s fantastic team of specialists is highly trained in all injection therapies, including sclerotherapy.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Spider veins are tiny veins, usually less than 1 mm, presenting red, blue, or purple in color. They do not cause swelling or pain, and generally don’t contribute to other health issues. They can, however, become varicose veins, which are much larger and can cause discomfort, blood clots or poor wound healing. It’s important to treat spider veins to avoid future complications.
Sclerotherapy is the FDA-approved treatment of choice for spider veins, and it is minimally invasive. A sclerosing agent is directly injected into the vein via a tiny needle to irritate the lining of the vein, causing scar tissue to form or venous collapse. Either outcome seals the veins, at which point the body reabsorbs them and blood flow is redirected to healthier veins. Multiple sessions may be required to reduce all the problematic veins in the treatment area. Not only are the veins’ appearance diminished, but pain and other side effects these damaged veins cause are also greatly reduced.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Several criteria are considered when assessing a patient’s candidacy for sclerotherapy, including a complete medical history and consideration of vascular issues. Typical sclerotherapy patients have realistic expectations of the results, including the understanding that treatment does not stop future spider veins from forming. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are not ideal candidates. Patients are generally between 30 and 60 years old and are able to follow detailed care instructions.
Why Get Sclerotherapy at Rejuve Med Spa?
With 150 years of combined experience in the cosmetic enhancement field, our technicians specialize in all types of injection treatments. Our aesthetic nurse injector has both the comprehensive education and continuing training necessary to stay at the forefront of the cosmetic injections industry, as well as specialized training from the top manufacturers of the latest cosmetic injection advances. Rejuve Med Spa’s knowledge and passion for injectable treatments far surpasses that of other cosmetic enhancement clinics in the greater Dallas area.
Consultations Are Available Now
Take the first step. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about you specific needs so you can select the best treatment option for you.
Simply fill out the form on this page, or call to schedule your complimentary consultation with Rejuve Med Spa today.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Last?
While it depends on the number of injections necessary to treat a patient’s spider veins, typically appointments last 30-60 minutes. Patients tolerate the procedure well and usually without anesthesia.
How Quickly Will I See Results?*
Reduction in the appearance of veins takes place over 4-6 weeks, and patients generally require 3-5 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. Larger veins may take 3-4 months to show a definitive reduction. Sclerotherapy has a success rate of 60-80% reduction in treated veins.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is no extensive recovery or downtime. Many patients are immediately able to return to work the same day. Compression socks may be recommended after your sclerotherapy session, and ibuprofen or aspirin should be avoided as they can interfere with the clotting process. Staying active will reduce the chance of clots, though high impact exercise shouldn’t be attempted until a few days after your procedure. Tell your practitioner about any travel plans that include flying.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Rejuve Med-Spa will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our offices directly to schedule at (972) 265-1590.
Rejuve Med Spa serves the Addison / North Dallas & Plano areas.