Spider veins can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed. If you want your legs to look smooth and beautiful, a medical treatment called sclerotherapy can help you achieve the look you want. Discover what this safe, proven procedure can do to permanently get rid of those unsightly veins.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is well-established procedure for healing spider veins. It has been used for decades and has proven safe and effective on millions of people. Sclerotherapy is a treatment that must be performed by a medical professional or in a qualified medical spa.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
- It treats both spider veins and varicose veins.
- The treatment corrects varicose veins caused by any condition.
- Sclerotherapy is FDA-approved and proven effective for many years.
- It is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment.
- Sclerotherapy is inexpensive compared to most other vein procedures.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
During the procedure, a member of our team injects a saline solution into your leg veins. The solution stimulates the blood vessel to break down and form a scar. Over time, the scar tissue fades, leaving clean, clear skin behind.
The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of veins you’re treating. Our provider may ask you to avoid strenuous aerobic activity for a few weeks after the treatment. Other than that, you can continue most of your regular activities. In fact, most doctors say that regular, gentle exercise will speed healing and prevent new spider veins from occurring.
What Results Can You Expect after Sclerotherapy?
You’ll notice your scars fading away a few weeks after the procedure. Most people report that their veins fully clear up in a matter of months. Our doctor can check to make sure that your veins are healing properly.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Sclerotherapy permanently heals the treated varicose and spider veins. You can still develop new visible veins, however, if you continue certain lifestyle habits that can cause them.
To prevent new varicose veins from forming:
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Get some type of exercise on most days.
- Avoid sitting or standing in one position for long periods of time.
Is Sclerotherapy Right for You?
If you’re ready to get rid of those spider veins once and for all, sclerotherapy at O’Donnell Vein & Laser is the fast, proven and easy way to do it. We are conveniently located in Easton and Annapolis. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!