Struggling with varicose or spider veins? These discolored, offshoot veins are difficult to ignore when they crop up. The most common reason for their appearance is increased pressure on the extremities and poor circulation. If that sounds familiar to you, you’d be happy to know that there are treatment options available. At Behr Laser & Skin Care Center, we happily provide sclerotherapy treatments to diminish the appearance of these veins without the need for surgery or other invasive procedures. Schedule your appointment at our Fresno, CA center today to learn more.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a widely used, non-surgical procedure designed to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins. Often used as an alternative to surgery, this procedure can reduce or eliminate excess veins in as little as 1-6 treatments, depending upon the extent of the problem. It has been estimated that as many as 50%-80% of treated veins may be eliminated with each session of sclerotherapy.
What Does Sclerotherapy Address?
This treatment is designed to address unsightly veins on your face and body. The main benefit of sclerotherapy treatment is that it is minimally invasive and does not require general anesthesia. The entire procedure is often done in less than an hour, after which you can return to most normal activities. Finally, sclerotherapy is a longstanding vein treatment with a high rate of success. You can feel confident that this quick, comfortable treatment will achieve good results.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
The sclerotherapy procedures offered at our Fresno center are performed under the supervision of Dr. Behr herself. Using an ultra-fine needle, a solution will be injected directly into the targeted vein. During treatment, an FDA-approved sclerosing agent will be injected into points of spider veins or small varicose veins. This special medication causes minor irritation on the inner lining of the treated veins, and over the course of a few days, the veins close. Blood reroutes to nearby veins and the body absorbs the sealed veins, causing them to gradually disappear. The procedure usually takes between 15-30 minutes.
What Results Can I Expect?
This treatment has a proven track record of success. In most cases, 2-3 treatments spaced about six weeks apart, and then a once per year maintenance treatment is needed for best results. After your visit, you can expect small veins to fade over the course of 3-6 weeks. Veins that fade away will not return. It may take 3-4 months for larger veins to get absorbed and disappear. Patients can resume normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. Walking is actually encouraged. Support hosiery will need to be worn to compress the treated vessels. While Tylenol can be taken if needed, it is important to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory medications for at least 48 hours following treatment. Patients should also avoid taking hot baths, applying hot compresses, or being in direct sunlight for at least 48 hours after treatment.
Sclerotherapy Treatments in Fresno, CA
If you’ve noticed an excess amount of spider veins protruding through your skin, our sclerotherapy treatments may be right for you. To learn more about this non-invasive, vein erasing solution, schedule your appointment today! Get started by filling out the form below or giving our center a call at (559) 435-7546.