• Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

    by Mark Youssef, MD
    on May 19th, 2017

Sclerotherapy is a process used by physicians to treat cosmetically unpleasant spider veins that has been in use since the 1930’s. Mostly, spider veins are unsightly and uncomfortable with a burning or itching sensation. While there are other treatment options available, Sclerotherapy remains one of the most popular.

Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that involves injecting a saline solution into the affected veins. The injections itself are not painful; however, it may cause spider veins to initially look worse right after treatment before they fade away. It’s for this reason that you don’t want to plan your sclerotherapy spider vein treatment right before a big event.

After the injection, the sclero-solution will clump the veins together, clot the blood in the vein and turn it into scar tissue, diminishing and even erasing the appearance of these unsightly veins. The blood will reroute through other healthier veins. The process is very speedy as well as cost effective, taking a couple of weeks to maximum a month to show final results.

Technology has made sclerotherapy a minimally invasive procedure. Contact our practice for details on how you can get Sclerotherapy in Santa Monica.

Author Mark Youssef, MD Cosmetic Surgeon

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