Telangiectasia, also known as spider veins, may be caused by genetics, hormonal changes, obesity, medications, blood clots, and medical conditions. Spider veins are typically red, blue, or purple and may be easily seen through the skin as they branch out on the face and body. Frisco, TX dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Dharamsi and her team of providers offer sclerotherapy to minimize or eliminate the appearance of spider veins on the face and/or body. A minimally invasive treatment with no recovery time needed, sclerotherapy can help you get a more even skin tone that you can show off confidently. Schedule a consultation at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center in Frisco, TX to learn more about nonsurgical sclerotherapy, as well as other cosmetic services.
Sclerotherapy is a good option for men and women who are bothered by small to medium blood vessels that are visible through their skin. Generally, these spider veins are most visible on the legs so patients avoid shorts, swimsuits, or other clothing that do not cover their spider veins. Patients getting sclerotherapy must be in good overall health before their procedure to prevent complications or reactions. Patients should not be pregnant or have a history of blood clots.
Sclerotherapy will be done in one of our treatment rooms quickly and with no anesthesia. The spider veins being addressed will be marked, and the skin will be cleaned. A fine-gauge needle will be inserted into the vein and the sclerosing solution will be applied. After removing the needle, a bandage will cover the injection site to stop any minor bleeding. This process will be repeated until all spider veins have been treated.
Once you are done with sclerotherapy, you can leave our office to continue all normal activities. You may have some redness, swelling, or bruising in the treated areas, but this will usually fade on its own. Compression garments will be recommended by Dr. Dharamsi to help your blood circulation after your procedure for faster, better results. It may take some time for the treatment to work, but eventually, the treated spider veins should shrink, become white, and then fade or disappear. You may require two or more sessions to achieve optimal results, but most patients are pleased with the improvements after the first treatment.
How much does sclerotherapy cost?
The cost of sclerotherapy will depend on the number of areas treated and sessions needed to attain your goals. During your consult, we will review your condition and estimate your costs. At Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center, we are committed to providing an exceptional patient experience and helping you get the care you need.
What is the difference between sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments?
Sclerotherapy injects a medicated solution into the vein to make it shrivel and disappear. Laser vein treatments utilize light-based energy to target unsightly veins. While both are great treatment options, they are different and have their limitations. Dr. Dharamsi or one of our providers can discuss which option may be best for you during your consultation.
Can I get sclerotherapy on my hands and face?
Yes. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective option for the treatment of spider veins, vascular blemishes, broken blood vessels, and varicose veins on the face and hands. However, depending on your condition, laser vein removal may be a better option, but this can be discussed with Dr. Dharamsi during your consult.
The unattractive spider veins that appear on your face and body can be frustrating as they multiply over time so learn more about the benefits of sclerotherapy at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center in Frisco, TX to address your concerns. Dr. Dharamsi can create a personalized treatment plan with sclerotherapy and discuss other services that will help you look and feel your best.