SCLEROTHERAPY (SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT)
What are Spider Veins?
Millions of people have spider veins (medically known as Telanectasias). Spider veins are red and purple blood vessels that occur in patches usually on the legs but can appear other places as well. They are often genetic, but can be hormonally induced. They may be associated with pregnancy and menstruation or develop when you spend a lot of time on your feet. Spider veins do not pose a serious health threat. They can, however, cause localized burning, pain, aching and discomfort. Mostly they are a cosmetic concern.
How can I get rid of them?
The good news is your do not have to live with them. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate spider veins. In this rather simple procedure, veins are injected with a scleosing solution, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure can be completed in our office, is minimally invasive and has almost no downtime.
What is the procedure like?
A typical sclerotherapy session is relatively quick, lasting only about 15 to 45 minutes. Dr. Kroese administers an injection for approximately every inch of spider vein. However, the needle used is very small and the sclerosing solution is mild therefor, pain is usually minimal. Compression tape is applied during the procedure and tight fitting support hose are prescribed to guard against blood clots and promote healing for 48 to 72 hours.
What can I expect after treatment?
Although, you will experience some bruising for a couple of weeks, you activity will not be limited with a sclerotherapy treatment. Many times 2 to 3 treatments are necessary to eliminate them. After each treatment your will notice improvement to the treated area. Keep in mind, you probably will not be comfortable wearing shorts, swimsuit or skirts until after your legs have cleared up.
Your New Look
If you typically hide your legs to cover up spider veins, this treatment will let you wear a broader variety of clothes and give you added confidence. Our patients are surprised at the dramatic effect this simple procedure can have on your appearance.
Call today to schedule your consultation and be ready for vein free/beautiful legs 248-524-0620.