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Do You Struggle With Unsightly Visible Veins? Sclerotherapy Can Help

Posted on: December 6th, 2022 by Dr. Christopher Crosby

Do you struggle with unsightly visible veins like spider veins? The talented dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic may be able to help. One treatment option that can help with unsightly visible veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that causes little discomfort and requires a few weeks of recovery. 

Understanding Spider

Everyone has veins in their body. Veins play an important role in the body by carrying blood back to the heart. Most veins in the body go unnoticed. However, when these veins fail to function properly, they become visible.

Unsightly visible veins typically appear in the legs. Spider veins, as the name indicates, can appear as webs or branches. The vessels can appear red, blue or purple.

Unsightly visible veins can have a number of causes. Standing or sitting for long periods of time can contribute to visible leg veins. Other factors that can contribute to visible veins include pregnancy, obesity and certain health conditions.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

You don’t have to live with unsightly visible veins. Sclerotherapy can help. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for spider veins. During treatment, a solution is injected directly into the spider vein. The solution damages the wall of the vein and causes it to close off permanently. This stops the flow of blood, and the vein eventually fades. Multiple treatments are generally required for the best resolution.

What Are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?

The main benefit of sclerotherapy is reducing the appearance of spider veins. Some patients also report an improvement in related symptoms such as aching or swelling.

Sclerotherapy is a sought-after treatment because it does not involve surgery. Patients typically require little to no downtime after the procedure and can return to their normal routine upon leaving the office. Improvement in smaller veins can appear in as few as three weeks and, in larger veins, in as few as one to two months.

The best sclerotherapy results come from a skilled and experienced provider, like those at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Center. Our providers boast an impressive track record of providing patients with the results they desire.

Make an Appointment To Learn More About Sclerotherapy

Are you struggling with unsightly visible veins? Sclerotherapy can help. To learn more about sclerotherapy, call or text (619) 462-1670 to schedule an appointment at our office in La Mesa.

Coastal Skin & Eye Institute/Grossmont Dermatology