Is Sclerotherapy Right for Me?

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If spider veins are showing up under your skin, sclerotherapy offers an elegantly simple solution. Spider veins can be thought of as tiny varicose veins and some people refer to them as broken capillaries. Because of their web-like appearance, they’ve earned the name: spider veins. These tiny blood vessels, so close to your skin’s surface, can be unsightly and can even cause pain in some people. While they don’t bulge out like varicose veins, the vessels respond well to sclerotherapy treatment when targeted by your Tampa, FL, vein doctor.

Convenient and Minimally Invasive Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy is a fast and effective way to rid yourself of spider veins, and is one of the most popular. The other popular option is transdermal laser therapy to eliminate spider veins. Your surgeon may recommend laser spider vein treatment for certain parts of your body, like the face. Sclerotherapy treatment sessions are typically just 10 to 15 minutes long, so they fit into the schedule of even the busiest people. Generally more than one session is required to treat all of your spider veins, no matter which method is used to eliminate them.

The sclerotherapy needle can cause a slight burning sensation when the sclerosant is injected into the blood vessel. The laser, on the other hand, creates a snapping sensation against the skin during use. Both vein treatment methods cause relatively little pain, but many patients feel that sclerotherapy is a bit more comfortable than laser treatment. Sclerotherapy often costs less than laser vein treatment, which makes it attractive to many patients. Your vascular surgeon will take into account information such as your spider vein size, distribution and location, possible allergies to the sclerosant chemical, as well as your preferences, when selecting the best spider vein treatment for you.

When you’re ready to eliminate your spider veins, discuss non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment options, including sclerotherapy, with your vein doctor. Make an appointment with United Vein Centers, serving the greater Tampa area, today.