Sclerotherapy for treating spider veins
- Posted on: Mar 15 2020
Patients in Colorado who are unhappy or embarrassed by the presence of spider veins on their calves, thighs, or ankles are often interested in learning about the treatment options available to them. The doctors of Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery encourage men and women with spider veins to consider the advantages of sclerotherapy for treatment.
Understanding how sclerotherapy works
Sclerotherapy has been used for decades for the treatment of problematic veins. Spider veins, which appear purple, black, or blue in appearance, can impact one’s self-confidence. By treating these veins with sclerotherapy, they can be eliminated. Sclerotherapy is the use of a sclerosing gel that is injected directly into the problematic spider veins. The gel works by closing up the veins and allowing blood to flow to larger, healthier veins. In the meantime, the closed veins will be naturally absorbed by the body and fade in appearance. Spider veins treated with sclerotherapy may take a few weeks for optimum results, but the results are permanent. This does not mean that patients may not experience newer spider veins in the future. However, the treated veins will not reemerge.
Who is a good candidate for sclerotherapy?
Before the team at Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery can perform sclerotherapy for spider veins, patients need to visit with the doctors during a consultation appointment. The providers will offer an initial evaluation during which the spider veins are assessed. Patients also need to be open and honest about their medical history and any medications they may be taking that may interfere with the sclerosing treatment. Sclerosing treatment is not recommended for patients who:
• Are pregnant
• Are breastfeeding
• Have had blood clots
• Have heart conditions
Call our practice to schedule a consultation visit
Patients in the areas of Englewood, Lakewood, Castle Rock, and Holyoak, Colorado curious about treating their spider veins with sclerotherapy are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with our doctors at Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery. We have several locations throughout Colorado, but our primary number can schedule an appointment at any one of them. Call (303) 761-7797 today!
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