What veins can be treated?
Sclerotherapy is a versatile treatment option for unwanted veins, and can treat a variety of vein types including:
- Green or blue reticular veins
- Pink or red telangiectasias (spider veins)
- Purple telangiectasias
- Leg veins
- Arm and hand veins
- Chest, breast, and back veins
What to expect
Pre-treatment photographs are done to document your before and after results. Treatment sessions take approximately 30 minutes, making this a great “lunch time treatment” option. Visual sclerotherapy is well tolerated by most patients. It is generally described as feeling like small pin pricks, a sensation that lasts very briefly. Prior to your treatments we ask that you:
- Avoid tanning or self-tanning lotions
- Do not put lotion on your skin the day of treatment
- Inform us of any new medical diagnoses or medications changes since your last visit
- Bring your compression socks
After treatment we encourage you to resume your normal activities. You may notice some bruising after treatment, and a mild redness where the veins were treated. If bruising occurs it typically goes away within 2 weeks. The healing process takes time, and we tell every patient that it is normal for your veins to sometimes look worse before they start to look better.
How many treatments are needed?
Several treatment sessions are generally needed to get the best results. The exact number of treatments can vary widely based upon each patient’s unique presentation and their desired goals. At your consultation we will thoroughly examine your legs and provide an estimated number of sessions we anticipate you needing based upon your concerns.