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What is Sclerotherapy?

Are you tired of feeling like your spider veins are on display for all the world to see?

Whether you have spider veins on your arms or legs, you could see significant improvement with sclerotherapy treatments. Read on to discover more about this innovative procedure, including its benefits and how long your results may last.

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Sclerotherapy: How It Works

Sclerotherapy is a highly effective solution for spider veins because it uses a simple solution to help close up visible veins, thus leaving behind clear skin.

Here’s how it works: An FDA-approved medication is injected into the spider vein, which irritates the vein and causes it to close up (don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt). Very tiny needles are used during sclerotherapy so treatments are usually very comfortable.  Once the vein is closed, it effectively “dies”, prompting the body to absorb the vein until it’s gone.

As a result, patients can experience the following benefits:

Sclerotherapy is a surprisingly convenient treatment; in most cases, each session only takes about 30 minutes, with minimal downtime required. Results can be seen in a short period of time (usually about three to six weeks), meaning you can be ready for shorts weather in less time than you think!

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Vascular Experts for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Potential Side Effects of Sclerotherapy

While sclerotherapy is highly safe and effective, some patients do experience discomfort during the injection procedure. Additionally, some potential side effects of sclerotherapy can include:

  • Burning sensation
  • Bruising at the injection site
  • Slight swelling
  • Mild skin discoloration

These side effects usually disappear within the first week after a sclerotherapy session.

How Long Do Sclerotherapy Results Last?

Most patients can expect to see significant, long-last improvements in the appearance of their spider veins. Sclerotherapy results can be permanent, depending on how the vein responds to treatment.  Studies show that wearing compression stockings for a week following sclerotherapy actually increases the effectiveness of the treatment in the short and long-term.

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*Individual Results May Vary


Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about sclerotherapy treatments, including if you’re a good candidate for the procedure?

Schedule a consultation today with The Vascular Experts at our Windermere, FL location. You can also call to make your appointment. (407) 612-7738.

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