If you have unsightly spider veins or small varicose veins, one of the safest and most effective treatments for removing them is sclerotherapy. Dr. Jillian Ciocchetti of Northpoint Aesthetics in Northglenn, Colorado & Westminster, Colorado has considerable expertise in using sclerotherapy to restore health and beauty to your skin. Call Northpoint Aesthetics to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment solution for removing spider veins, smaller varicose veins, and hand veins. This is an in-office procedure where your provider injects your veins with a special liquid or foam called a sclerosant using small needles, which causes them to collapse and fade from view.
Sclerotherapy typically improves not only the cosmetic appearance of problem veins but the associated symptoms as well. A sclerotherapy session usually takes around 30 minutes, depending on how many veins need treatment.
Since the needle used for the injection is so small, patients often feel little pain and don’t require any anesthesia. Because there are so many veins in your body, the blood that would have flowed through these treated varicose or spider veins simply flows through other healthy veins after the procedure.
Sclerotherapy is a leading choice for patients who need spider or varicose vein treatment because it’s effective, less expensive, and causes less pain than many other procedures available. At Northpoint Aesthetics, a single hour-long sclerotherapy session costs $450.
Following sclerotherapy treatment at Northpoint Aesthetics, you can enjoy healthier, more attractive skin. Once treated, the veins won’t come back. However, spider or varicose veins can be a chronic condition, so new veins could form in the future.
The good news is that after sclerotherapy, any new unsightly or uncomfortable veins that form tend to be less serious. You might just need a simple touch-up treatment to help you enjoy your life free from these veins.
The number of sessions you need depends on the depth, quantity, and size of the veins that need treating. While some individuals are happy with their results after a single session of sclerotherapy, others might prefer to have further sessions to achieve the optimal effect.
If you wish to have secondary treatments, you should have them between four and six weeks after the primary treatment.
You can resume light activities immediately following sclerotherapy, though you should avoid strenuous exercise for a few days. You will need to wear a compression stocking to keep the pressure on the veins, which helps to minimize any bruising and keeps any treated veins closed.
Bruises that develop in the treated areas usually disappear within a week. Any discomfort you may have is easy to manage with over-the-counter pain medications. Walking regularly is essential, as the exercise helps increase blood flow through other veins.
Most patients who have sclerotherapy experience a 60% to 80% improvement in the appearance of their problem veins after treatment. It can take several months before the final results are apparent.
Single Session is $450 for an hour long.
Find out more about sclerotherapy by calling Northpoint Aesthetics or booking online today.