Sclerotherapy – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
Spider veins have plagued women of all ages throughout history. Spider veins are tiny purple or red blood vessels that appear near the surface of the skin, most often on women’s thighs and lower legs, and sometimes on the face. Sclerotherapy has been used for over 50 years to treat spider veins. A sclerosing solution is carefully injected into the targeted veins, which turn white or blanch, then disappear gradually.
Not all spider veins are treatable with Sclerotherapy, and surgery is used in many cases. When compared to vascular surgery, the other treatment for spider veins, there are many benefits to Sclerotherapy, when used appropriately:
- Suitable for women of all ages
- Dramatic improvement of appearance
- Non-surgical treatment, with minimal discomfort
- Safely restores natural skin color
Sclerotherapy Procedures at Consultative Skin Care
Prior to treatment, we will review your complete medical history to determine how long you have had a problem with your veins and the severity of your condition. If Sclerotherapy is right for you, we will create a treatment plan for the optimal result. If we feel that you would be better treated with another procedure, we will gladly refer you to a qualified vascular surgeon.
A typical Sclerotherapy session takes about 30 minutes. We will inject a sclerosing agent into the affected veins, with approximately one injection administered for every inch of spider vein. After treatment, you may be asked to wear special heavy-duty stockings to keep pressure on the veins. This will reduce bruising and help keep the treated veins closed. Bruises around the treated areas usually disappear after the first week. Additional treatments may be needed and your final results may not be apparent for several months. Most women experience 60% to 80% improvement.
Consultative Skin Care – The Best Place for Sclerotherapy Treatment in Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
If you suffer from spider veins, we may be able to help eliminate or minimize them. Call us for a free personalized consultation to see if Sclerotherapy is right for you. As with all our treatments, Consultative Skin Care evaluates every patient’s condition thoroughly, and recommends the treatment that will best resolve the problem. If we feel that medical treatment by a different specialist would be a better choice for you, we will make a referral for you. Your health, well-being, and excellent results are always our primary concern.