If you’re over the age of 30, you may have started to notice the veins in your legs appearing darker and more prominent. Spider veins affect many women and men as they age, and the severity of their appearance can vary due to hereditary factors, weight, and more.
Skin Wellness offers best-in-class treatments for spider veins, and spring is the ideal time to schedule your procedure. If you’re making your spring cleaning to-do list now, then maybe it’s time to think about cleaning up the dark veins on your legs, too, just in time for summer.
Sclerotherapy: Effective Treatment For Spider Veins
At Skin Wellness, we treat spider veins with Sclerotherapy as it is the most effective and highest standard of treatment for both spider veins and reticular veins. Our patients see powerful results from sclerotherapy with minimal recovery time, and most people are candidates for the procedure.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a trusted, common and effective procedure to get rid of spider veins quickly with a short recovery period. During a Sclerotherapy procedure, solution is injected directly into the problem veins. The solution causes the lining of the blood vessel to swell. During the recovery process, the treated vessel turns to scar tissue which eventually fades so that it’s no longer visible.
Several solutions may be utilized during Sclerotherapy procedures depending on the needs of the patient. Some patients may have very small veins that can be treated with lasers. During your consultation with the doctor, we’ll examine your spider veins and develop a treatment plan that will be most effective for the results you want to achieve.
How Long Is Recovery From Sclerotherapy?
Your Skin Wellness Dermatologist will thoroughly review a recovery plan with you before your treatment begins. After the Sclerotherapy procedure, there are some best practices we recommend so you safely and effectively recover as quickly as possible and get the most out of your treatment.
- Wearing compression leggings after the procedure helps support the treated veins and ensures they do not reappear
- Walking daily to support blood flow
- Avoiding blood thinning medications
- Simple wound-care for a couple of days before your bandage is removed
How Effective Is Sclerotherapy?
Many studies have shown sclerotherapy to be up to 90% effective in removing the appearance of spider veins, depending on the patient and the severity of their spider veins. Our patients see great results and love the look of their legs after receiving treatment.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that even if you undergo sclerotherapy for spider veins that are currently visible, the procedure will not prohibit other spider veins from developing in the future.
When Should I Talk To My Dermatologist About Sclerotherapy?
As with so many dermatological treatments, prevention is key, and early intervention often leads to better outcomes. Patients who pursue Sclerotherapy for spider veins as soon as they begin to appear achieve the best results. And the best time of year to schedule those treatments is now! Treating spider veins in the spring means your legs will be healed and ready for summer fun by the time the kids are out of school. Also, UV rays can hinder recovery, so it’s best to recover from spider vein treatments before the Alabama heat makes jeans and long pants unbearable! Not to mention, your recovery compression socks will feel much more cozy before summer sets in.
Step one of any Sclerotherapy treatment is a consultation with your trusted Skin Wellness Dermatologist. Whether you have tiny spider veins just beginning to show, or your veins have been getting darker year after year, we’ll take the time to examine your problem areas, thoroughly discuss treatment and recovery with you and ensure you love how your legs look just in time for summer.
Sclerotherapy at Skin Wellness
We want to see you look and feel your best—especially with summer quickly approaching. Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if a spider vein treatment is right for you. To schedule your consultation, visit us online or call us today at 205-871-7332.