Does Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins Hurt?

SclerotherapySpider veins can make you feel incredibly self-conscious about your legs. To help tackle this problem and create smooth legs that you do not mind showing off, it is possible for you to get treatment. The providers at Skin & Beauty Center offer sclerotherapy to help dissolve the appearance of unwanted spider veins in no time.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a type of medical procedure that is minimally invasive and is designed to safely, quickly, and effectively remove the appearance of spider veins within minutes. It is also an effective treatment for people who suffer from itching, pain, and discomfort due to these damaged veins.

How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

If you are undergoing sclerotherapy, you will come into the office and meet with a vein specialist to review your symptoms and identify your problem areas. The specialist may perform an ultrasound to determine how deep the spider veins are and for guidance during treatment.

If you are receiving sclerotherapy on your legs, you will be asked to lie down and slightly elevate the leg that will receive treatment. The doctor will then use a fine needle and inject a sclerosing agent into the damaged veins. This is typically a salt solution that irritates the vein and causes it to collapse onto itself and clot shut. Your body will then absorb the collapsed vein and make it invisible.

In some cases, the veins may fade over time. Overall, between 75% and 90% of treated patients receive successful results from sclerotherapy.

Is There Pain With This Procedure?

Many people who consider sclerotherapy ask if the procedure is painful. In most cases, there is no pain associated with this procedure. Some people do report feeling a slight pinch when the needle is injected. However, this does not cause a lot of pain.

There are instances where patients do report some mild discomfort and cramping during the procedure or immediately after. However, these symptoms tend to subside quickly, allowing patients to return to their normal activities.

Schedule Your Sclerotherapy Today

If you are interested in seeing how sclerotherapy can make a difference in the appearance of your spider legs, reach out to the team at Skin & Beauty Center today. You can call their office directly by calling 818-842-8000 or request an appointment online to get started.

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