Treating Spider Veins with Injection Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy has become the "go to" treatment for spider veins in the legs as it is a minimally invasive form of treatment. This procedure can also be used to help with a number of related symptoms, including burning, aching, swelling, and night cramps. Once the spider veins
have been treated using this procedure, they will generally fade over the course of the next few weeks. However, it can take as long as two full months before you see the full results of the treatment. In certain instances, it can take several repeat treatments in order to achieve the best results.
What You Need to Know about Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy for spider veins is most commonly performed in Dr. Taylor's office, as it does not require the use of anesthesia and typically only takes anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes to complete, depending on the severity of your spider veins. During the process, you will need to lie on your back with your legs elevated slightly. Dr. Taylor will then inject a special medication into the veins using a very fine needle.
You may experience a small amount of burning or stinging when the medicine is being injected. This medication is designed to irritate the lining of the vein. In turn, this causes the vein to swell closed, blocking the flow of blood and destroying the vessel. If the veins are particularly large, a compression/Ace wrap is applied that is worn for 1-5 days. Frequently, more than one treatment session is needed to eliminate all the veins, and the total number of sessions will vary based on the size and number of veins.
Learn More About Treating Spider Veins with Injection Sclerotherapy
If you would like to learn more about treating spider veins with injection sclerotherapy, we invite you to contact us at 210-305-5797 and schedule your free initial consultation. During this time, Dr. Taylor will perform an exam, discuss your options, and help you to determine whether or not injection sclerotherapy treatment is right for you.