Do you feel self conscious wearing shorts in the summer or on vacation due to unsightly spider veins?
Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard treatment for spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical technique in which a solution (at Skin Deep we use polidocanol) is injected through a tiny needle into the unwanted veins. Polidocanol causes inflammation in the vein which causes the blood vessel to collapse. See our full Menu of services-2017(PDF)
Does sclerotherapy hurt?
Most people don’t feel any discomfort. Some may feel a sensation like a mosquito bite.
Can sclerotherapy treat varicose veins?
No. The large varicose veins that stick out and can hurt need to be treated by a vascular surgeon. If you have varicose veins it is suggested to get these treated before sclerotherapy for spider veins.
What can I expect after sclerotherapy treatment?
Bruises and brown staining from the blood in the veins may appear for a few weeks. To minimize discoloration we recommend that you:
- wear compression stockings for 3 to 7 days
- use arnica cream (that we provide) twice a day
- limit exercise to walking for the first week after treatment. Nice, long walks are encouraged.
- keep treated area out of the sun and use SPF 30 sunscreen.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on how many spider veins you have it takes between one and six treatments for successful therapy. The average person requires 3 treatments.
There is $50 charge for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice and $200 charged for no shows. *Individual results may vary.