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What is Sclerotherapy?

If web-like veins on your legs or face make you want to hide your skin, you don’t have to seek cover anymore. At Evolution MedSpa Boston, Dr. Eric Cappiello and Dr. Mariam Cappiello treat both spider veins and small varicose veins with sclerotherapy. With a simple injection, these lines begin to fade, and you get a boost in self-confidence. If you live near Natick, Massachusetts, or the Boston Metro area, contact the office today. Call to schedule your initial consultation or book online now.

How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. During this procedure, Drs. Cappiello use a specialized solution containing:

  • Salt
  • Fatty acid
  • Glycerin

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.

What causes Spider 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:

  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Obesity
  • Constipation
  • Smoking

What are the benefits of Sclerotherapy?

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:

  • Simplicity
  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Painless

Beyond the ease of the treatment, sclerotherapy requires no downtime and has minimal side effects.

Does Sclerotherapy hurt?

Sclerotherapy doesn’t hurt. Most patients describe it as a pinch, followed by a tingling sensation while the sclerotherapy agent travels through the lining of the vein.

How much does Sclerotherapy cost?

Prices based per treatment area. Results and treatment sessions vary by individual.

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How much does Sclerotherapy cost in Boston?

Prices based per treatment area. Results and treatment sessions vary by individual.

What should you do after sclerotherapy?

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:

  • Wearing 20-30 mmHg compression stockings
  • Avoiding sitting with your legs crossed
  • Moving around regularly
  • Exercising for at least 30 minutes daily
  • Reaching a healthy weight

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.

What Areas On The Body Can Be Treated With Sclerotherapy Injections?

Sclerotherapy can be administered almost anywhere on the body as long as the veins aren’t very large, such as with advanced bulging varicose veins.

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