Sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider Veins
Veins, Veins Go Away
Wear shorts and skirts again with confidence. Sclerotherapy treats spider and varicose veins often in just one treatment. It’s fast, painless, effective and requires no downtime. Depending on how quickly your veins respond to treatment, your varicose or spider veins could be invisible in just a few days.
Our patients choose Sclerotherapy to treat both painful and visible veins, and it’s effective on large and small veins. Sclerotherapy works by using a micro needle to inject a solution into the veins to seal off the flow of blood. Once sealed, the veins turn into scar tissue, which fades and finally disappears, leaving no trace of it at the surface. While you’ll probably notice up to an 80% visible improvement after one treatment, there are occasions where the same vein may need additional treatments to disappear.
Are they varicose or spider veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged flesh colored, dark purple or blue veins that can swell and cause pain. Often, they bulge on the skin’s surface, twisting like cords. Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg. Standing or sitting for long periods of time, hormonal fluctuations, obesity and age put you at risk for varicose veins.
Spider veins tend to be red or blue, are smaller and occur on the legs and face. They have the appearance of spider webs and can cover a small or large area. Hormone changes, family genetics and sun exposure can bring on spider veins.
What about laser treatment?
Laser treatment for varicose and spider veins is an option, too. The first step is to schedule your consultation with your doctor. We will evaluate your veins and goals, and then suggest the best and most effective way to help your veins disappear and you feel great showing off your legs.
Our consultations are always complimentary. Schedule yours by contacting us today at (510) 792-1579 or use our convenient contact form.