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Treatment of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

It is estimated that more than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of leg vein problem. Most will seek treatment for cosmetic improvement, while many are looking for relief from pain. Whichever category you may be in, there is help available.

While arteries bring blood from the heart to the extremities, veins, by virtue of one-way valves, channel blood back to the heart. If these valves do not function well, the blood does not flow efficiently. The veins then become enlarged because they are congested with blood. These enlarged veins are commonly called spider veins or varicose veins. Spider veins are small red, blue or purple veins on the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are larger distended veins that are located somewhat deeper than spider veins.

Sclerotherapy can be used to treat both varicose and spider veins. A tiny needle is used to inject the veins with a medication that irritates the lining of the vein. In response, the veins collapse and are reabsorbed. The surface veins are no longer visible.

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What is Injection Sclerotherapy?

Injection Sclerotherapy is an office procedure which can permanently eliminate unsightly varicose veins and spider veins.

How is it done?

A special solution is injected into the vein causing it to close and gradually disappear.

Is Injection Sclerotherapy a new procedure?

No, it has been safely and effectively used for more than 30 years.

Does it Hurt?

The tiny needles used generally cause minimal pain.

How soon can I go back to work?

Patients can return to work and most normal activities immediately following treatment.

What about the cost?

The cost depends on the number of treatments needed. For some patients, the total cost may only be a few hundred dollars.  Ask one of our representatives or technicians about average sessions and quotes or schedule an appointment to see Dr. Marc Taylor.