What is Sclerotherapy?

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Before and After of Sclerotherapy

Before and After of Sclerotherapy

Cosmetic dermatologists have focused their efforts on reduction of the visible signs of aging, one of which can be the superficial veins in a patient’s legs.  Though unsightly, these veins, called spider veins and reticular veins, are generally not painful (the larger, painful veins are called varicose veins).

Luckily, physicians have perfected a simple treatment that minimizes the appearance of these veins called Sclerotherapy.  Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective and easy procedure for the treatment of unsightly veins in the legs.

Sclerotherapy has been used for more than 100 years, and is the proven and safe treatment for spider veins.  A medication is injected into the vessel, with an ultra fine needle, which causes it to close.  While there are other treatments out there, such as light and laser treatments, Sclerotherapy is most effective because the vein is treated from the inside out.  The procedure is minimally painful, and results can be dramatic.  Most patients will need 4-6 treatments per vessel, but every patient is different.  Patients are encouraged to walk after each treatment to help with circulation, but luckily there are no restrictions after each procedure so people can live their life as normal (and enjoy better-looking legs!).

To learn more about Sclerotherapy, call or visit Abbasi Dermatology in Northville Square.

Kelly Swickard, Medical Assistant, Abbasi Dermatology