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 the thighs and lower legs, and sometimes on the face. Sclerotherapy has been used for over 50 years as an effective treatment. 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, 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
What Is the Procedure Like?
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 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 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. Afterward, you may be asked to wear special heavy-duty stockings to keep pressure on the veins. This will reduce bruising and help keep the injected veins closed. Bruises around the treated areas usually disappear after the first week. Additional injections may be needed and your final results may not be apparent for several months. Most women experience 60% to 80% improvement, as seen in the above before and after photos.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
The cost of this procedure depends on the size of the treated area, the number of veins, injection sites and the number of treatments. The completely remove those veins, it takes several sessions. During your free consultation, we will give you a more accurate price estimate and how long it will take.
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. For nearly 15 years, we have been helping clients across the Twin Cities, from Eden Prairie, Wayzata, Maple Plain and Orono to Excelsior, Plymouth, Edina and Bloomington. Call us for a free personalized consultation. As with all our treatments, we evaluate every client’s condition thoroughly, and recommends the best option. Your health and well-being are always our primary concern.