Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. During this procedure, Drs. Cappiello use a specialized solution containing:
This solution is injected into your troublesome vein, making it collapse. Once the vein collapses, the body naturally removes the blood that caused the vein to become visible. Within 3-6 weeks, the blood that originally traveled through that vein becomes rerouted through another vein.
In some cases, Drs. Cappiello may use cryo-sclerotherapy to reduce the appearance of spider veins. Using the same process as sclerotherapy, cryo-sclerotherapy uses cold air to numb your skin and forces blood out of spider and varicose veins.
Spider veins are caused by the formation of dilated blood vessels. These appear on the skin’s surface, often looking like a spider web. They may look blue, purple, or red and appear on the legs and face.
A common condition, nearly 60% of adults get spider veins at some point, although they’re more common as you age. Other things that make you more prone to developing spider veins include:
When Drs. Cappiello perform sclerotherapy, you reap the benefits. There’s a reason this procedure continues to be the number one recommended treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins: It works.
The benefits of sclerotherapy include:
Beyond the ease of the treatment, sclerotherapy requires no downtime and has minimal side effects.
Because sclerotherapy is a simple procedure, there are minimal side effects. You may experience slight redness or bruising near the injection sites.
Although sclerotherapy permanently removes spider veins, new ones can continue to form. To prevent this, Drs. Cappiello may recommend:
When you’re tired of hiding behind concealer and long pants, seek the help of Drs. Cappiello at Evolution MedSpa Boston. Call the office today to schedule your appointment or book online now.
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