Sclerotherapy, a procedure in which a solution is injected into a vein, causing it to collapse, scar, and fade, is a common treatment for spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is the “Gold Standard” treatment for eliminating spider veins and medium size reticular veins. Throughout the years, this gold standard has undergone an upgrade! At Skin & VeinTherapies we use only FDA approved sclerosing agent Asclera which selectively seals off the spider vein. This excellent modern solution gives fantastic results with minimum side effects. Asclera is the latest in the arsenal of sclerosing agents. For many years, saline was used and caused immense discomfort. Today, we have not had one patient discontinue treatment due to pain for discomfort.
During your treatment, a needle the size of a hair shaft is used to inject the problem veins. The body then breaks down the damaged vein and absorbs it, causing it to disappear over time. With this procedure, veins can be dealt with at an early stage, helping to prevent further complications.
Advanced Injection Techniques = Maximum Results
Microfoam Sclerotherapy enhances the effect of the sclerosing agent. The sclerosing solution at Skin & Vein Therapies is foamed or agitated to produce a microfoamed mixture. A vein mapping light is then used to illuminate the vein below the skins surface. This intense light allows us to follow the spider vein below the surface and ensure precision injecting.
Still, if the idea of an injectable solution for spider veins is not your preference, you have an exciting option available to you with the VeinWave or Cool Glide Laser. They can be used alone, but mostly employed in addition to traditional treatment to achieve desired results.
Our experience and advanced injection techniques make Advanced Sclerotherapy relatively painless and you are able to resume many normal activities immediately.
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is completely non-surgical and is the only vein treatment that can eliminate all problem veins a patient may have. If your vein center does not perform Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy, find one that does.
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is an advanced form of sclerotherapy. Dr. Beckett uses an ultrasound machine to guide precision injecting. The principle is the same as conventional sclerotherapy. The sclerosant is used to obliterate varicose veins that feed difficult persistent spider veins. The new points in this technique are that when the microfoam mixture is injected into the veins, it can be traced using the ultrasound scanner. This enables treatment of veins that can’t be seen because they are below the surface of the skin and would otherwise require surgical removal. Using ultrasound improves the accuracy of the injection allowing these deep varicosities to be treated from the surface without surgical removal and the use of foam maximizes the effect of the sclerosing agent.
PThe injection technique, advanced sclerosant and small gauge needle create an almost pain free experience. Sclerotherapy patients may experience a slight burning or stinging sensation, this is the sclerosing agent at work.
Sclerotherapy treatments can be performed over a lunch break and take between 15-60 minutes depending on the number of veins being injected.usually. After your first session, additional sessions may require a shorter length of time. Your goals and personal treatment plan will be discussed at your first appointment.
MFor mild cases of spider veins, one-to-two sessions, spaced three-to-four weeks apart may be sufficient. However, most patients require a series of two-to-four treatments for optimal results. A maintenance session may be necessary every 1-5 years.
Yes, you will be encouraged to walk after treatment and can definitely drive home.
Patients should take care to walk around after treatment to improve circulation. They will also be advised to wear a compression stockings for one week. Our office will professionally fit your stockings after treatment. If you have compression stockings, remember to bring them.
TWalking is encouraged immediately. Please avoid high impact sports/exercise for 7 days after treatment.
Sclerotherapy patients can resume flying in 48 hours.
It may take between 3-6 weeks before the results are noticeable. In fact, the area may become more red and inflamed for a short period before it starts to look better. Do not use warm compresses to the area of treatment and please avoid hot tubs, saunas, steam baths, whirlpools for 2 weeks.
Some minimal bruising, swelling, redness, and itching at the injection site are common after a sclerotherapy treatment. These effects gradually resolve on their own within two-to-three weeks.
Because Sclerotherapy is an aesthetic treatment, most insurance companies do not provide coverage for sclerotherapy.
After careful evaluation, the best treatment plan will be formulated so that you will have the best results possible.
Veinwave is a revolutionary new FDA approved procedure which uses thermocoagulation to safely and effectively treat difficult "thread-like" fine spider veins. Cutera Cool Glide Laser Therapy is a very effective treatment for small spider veins on the face and neck.
Our laser system delivers pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.
Our laser system features a unique design and long wavelength that allow them to treat patients of all skin tones. We will advise you if vein therapy is right for you.
We can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or “telangiectasia”) can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.
Many patients prefer vein therapy because there are no injections. Advanced Sclerotherapy is the Gold Standard and most successful method for leg vein treatment, but Laser Vein Therapy is a good alternative or adjunctive treatment. Laser Vein Therapy is the preferred treatment for facial veins.
Blood blisters or “hemangiomas” respond very well to vein therapy, usually with just one treatment. Patients with port wine stains and other vascular lesions who had given up on finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success of their vascular treatments.
Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask your medical professional about your specific condition.
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. Patients who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.
Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.
Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with our laser system.
VeinWave is a revolutionary new FDA approved procedure which uses thermocoagulation to safely and effectively treat spider veins. The procedure was developed by vascular surgeons as a way to treat fine spider veins that can be difficult to treat with sclerotherapy or laser. Veinwave™ can also be used to treat troublesome veins, often found on the legs, knees and ankles. The treatment relies on thermocoagulation to heat and close vessels instantly. This procedure takes less than an hour to perform and involves no downtime, no bandages, no compression stockings, no sun exposure risks. You can immediately return to normal activity. VeinTherapies is proud to be the only office on the Treasure Coast performing this revolutionary vein treatment!
Any adult man or woman in good general health who has thin spider veins, or tangled, thread-like veins known as “telangiectasia,” and who is looking for a quick procedure with no downtime, can be an excellent candidate for the Veinwave procedure.
Veinwave is ideally suited to treat spider veins wherever they may occur, even in delicate areas where other treatments may not be suitable. Areas that can be treated include: