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Sclerotherapy

Eliminate Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy

If the valves in your veins become damaged, blood can accumulate in the veins or flow in the wrong direction. This can lead to spider veins: blue, purple or red thin, flat lines or webs on the skin. While these do not typically cause pain, many people wish to have them treated for cosmetic reasons. Spider veins can be more prominent in women who are pregnant or going through menopause, people over age 50, obese people or those who stand for long periods of time. This can also be a genetic condition.

Sclerotherapy is a method of injecting a chemical solution directly into a vein. This causes the vein to shrink, form scar tissue and clot, ultimately fading from view. Depending on the severity of your veins, several treatments may be required. This is not typically a painful procedure, but some people experience a slight stinging or cramping sensation.

Skin Conditions Improved by Sclerotherapy

Our leg vein treatments in Aurora can reduce or eliminate the appearance of:

  • Spider veins

Skin Types for Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is suitable for all skin types.

Recovery Times & Results for Sclerotherapy

You will be able to walk without any problem after treatment; in fact, walking is encouraged to prevent blood clots. However, strenuous activity should be avoided for 2-3 days. We recommend that most patients wear a compression garment for 1-3 weeks after treatment. For spider veins, full results may be visible within 3-6 weeks.

Free Skin Evaluation

When you come in for your free skin evaluation, our team will assess your current skin condition, discuss your goals and let you know if sclerotherapy is right for you. Contact us today.