Sclerotherapy in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Are you bothered by unsightly dark veins on your legs or elsewhere? Spider and varicose veins are very common, affecting up to half of all adults. They are caused by weak or damaged vein valves, which cause blood to collect in the vein. Fortunately, there is a medical procedure known as sclerotherapy that can make these veins fade from view. Sclerotherapy is offered for the residents of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County by the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins, typically blue or red, that bulge out of the skin’s surface. They are often found in the thighs and calves.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are similarto varicose veins but smaller and closer to the skin’s surface. Often, they are dark red and take on the appearance of tree branches or spider webs. They can be found almost anywhere on the body.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that collapses and fades varicose and spider veins by means of an injectable solution. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective, common procedure that is normally performed as an outpatient treatment right in the comfort of the practice’s office.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy eliminates painful and unsightly varicose and spider veins, restoring a youthful and streamlined appearance to the legs and thighs. Sclerotherapy is a simple and painless procedure performed in the doctor’s office and requires no recovery or downtime. Patients generally report a feeling of satisfaction and improved self-esteem after sclerotherapy treatments, as the legs and thighs look rejuvenated and flawless.
Is Sclerotherapy Right For Me?
You may be a good candidate for sclerotherapy treatment if you are unhappy with the appearance of spider or varicose veins. This treatment can be used successfully on veins located almost anywhere on the body. Ideal candidates are adults who are in good general health. If you have had blood-clotting issues in the past, sclerotherapy may not be right for you.
How Involved Is The Sclerotherapy Procedure?
This is a fairly simple medical procedure, typically requiring no anesthesia. It is performed in our office and takes under an hour. Often, multiple veins can be treated during the same session depending on the size of the veins and the patient’s overall health.
During sclerotherapy treatment, a saline solution is injected directly into the affected vein using a thin needle. This solution causes the blood vessel’s lining to swell and stick together. Over time, the vessel closes and its appearance fades away. This technique has been used to treat varicose and spider veins for many decades.
How Long Is The Recovery After Sclerotherapy?
After undergoing sclerotherapy, you can return to most daily activities immediately. Aerobic exercise and hot baths should be avoided for seven days. You may experience minor itching, redness or bruising lasting a few days. You will be instructed to wear support hosiery or compression stockings if the treated veins are in your legs. Most spider veins, as well as smaller varicose veins, will fade within a few weeks. Larger veins may become lumpy or hard, taking several months to fade from view.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
In general, larger veins and varicose veins are more expensive to treat than comparatively small spider veins. Sclerotherapy performed for cosmetic purposes is not generally covered by insurance. Financing is offered.
What Should I Do Next?
Are you a Fort Lauderdale or Broward County resident who is ready to get rid of your spider veins or varicose veins forever? To learn more about sclerotherapy, contact the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery today for your consultation with Pamela Miller, PA-C.