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Sclerotherapy is a treatment used to treat spider veins. Spider veins occur when tiny veins congregate below the surface of the skin, causing red, blue or purple discoloration. spider veins are most common on the thighs, ankles and calves.
Sclerotherapy utilizes an injectable FDA approved medication solution to collapse the veins by injecting it directly into the affected area.
Weeks after each sclerotherapy session, the veins will appear lighter. You should be aware that your treated veins will look worse before they begin to look better
It is important to keep the veins compressed. Wear your compression stockingsevery day for 2 weeks. You make take them off while you sleep. After this, wear the stockings as much as possible
Common side effects of sclerotherapy include:
Treatment areas: As laser therapy is more painful, it takes much longer to treat spider veins and therefore less veins may be treated in a single session, as compared with use of sclerotherapy. This means that sclerotherapy can provide optimal results for spider vein removal with less time and treatment sessions
This varies depending on the size of the veins and the extent of spider vein spreads. Most clients take two to four treatment sessions to get to near-complete results
In most cases, they disappear within three to six months, but can be permanent about five percent of the time.
Bruising may occur around the injection site and can last several days or weeks. In general, spider veins respond to sclerotherapy in three to six weeks, and larger veins respond in three to four months
Avoid sclerotherapy if: