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Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is designed to eliminate unsightly veins without the need for traditional surgical procedures. Through the injection of specialized solutions like Ascelra directly into the affected vein, sclerotherapy stimulates a breakdown in the vein, resulting in an overall disappearance. Sclerotherapy is particularly effective for treating unsightly varicose veins and spider veins that appear on the legs and around the ankles.

Benefits of Sclerotherapy

Improved Appearance: Sclerotherapy effectively diminishes the appearance of unpleasant spider veins and enlarged varicose veins, leaving you with smoother and clearer skin.

Enhanced Comfort: In addition to treating the appearance of your skin, sclerotherapy helps to alleviate the painful symptoms associated with varicose veins, including aching, swelling, cramping, and burning sensations, leaving you with aesthetically pleasing and physically comforting effects.

Treatment Areas for Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy primarily targets the veins in the legs and ankles, where spider veins and enlarged varicose veins most commonly occur. It may also treat insight veins on the chest, arms, and hands. Our skilled providers will assess your specific areas of concern to determine the most appropriate treatment for your aesthetic goals.

Sclerotherapy Treatment Procedure

Preparation and Positioning: To begin, you will be asked to lie on your back or stomach, which will be determined after the location of the veins being treated is assessed. Our providers will ensure you are in a comfortable position that allows for optimal comfort throughout your procedure.

Cleansing and Sterilization: Before your sclerotherapy treatment begins, our providers with cleanse the affected area thoroughly to ensure a completely sterile environment to prevent the risk of infection.

Injection Process: Utilizing a very fine needle, our providers will inject the treatment solution directly into the effected vein. This solution will work to irritate the vein’s lining, causing it to swell and block the flow of blood through the vein. Once the vein has completely closed itself off, the vein will begin to fade as blood is redirected to healthier veins.

While some patients report feeling a mild stinging sensation or slight cramping during the procedure, these discomforts are well-tolerated and generally very mild. If, at any point, you begin to feel significant discomfort, communicating with our providers is essential in order to make necessary adjustments for your comfort. 

Application of Pressure and Post-Treatment Massage: After the treatment solution has been injected into the affected veins, your provider will gently massage the treatment into the treated area to promote the dispersion of the solution. In some circumstances, a bandage or pad will be applied to the treatment area. In most cases, sclerotherapy typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, making it a convenient option for individuals seeking a quick and effective vein treatment.

Post Treatment Care for Sclerotherapy

Following your sclerotherapy procedure, it is essential to prioritize skin health to ensure proper healing. It is recommended that all patients stay out of direct sunlight for at least two weeks post-treatment and shield their skin with sunscreen of SPF 30+. Additionally, consider using compression therapy like support hosiery and compression socks or wraps to aid in healing while simultaneously reducing swelling during the initial days after treatment.

Consideration of physical activity will also need to be monitored initially after treatment. It is wise to refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for the first two weeks after treatment to minimize complications and maximize healing. It should be noted that patients should avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory medications for the first 48 after treatment unless stated by their provider. This will contribute to optimal results and a smooth recuperation process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a highly effective treatment solution for eliminating spider veins and varicose veins. During a targeted sclerotherapy treatment, a solution called Asclera is injected into the affected veins, causing them to close, collapse, and eventually disappear.

Sclerotherapy can effectively eliminate spider and varicose veins, which are most often found on the legs and ankles but can also be used on the arms, chest, and hands.

When performed by a highly trained specialist, sclerotherapy is considered a safe and highly effective treatment for spider and varicose veins. The most common side effects reported after treatment include itching, tenderness, bruising, and pigmentation in the treated area, which are usually well-tolerated. Serious side effects, including allergic reactions or blood clots, are rare; however, any significant or prolonged side effects should be reported immediately.

At Halo Salt. Skin. Spa, we prioritize your safety and comfort during each treatment session, including sclerotherapy. While sclerotherapy is considered a safe and effective treatment for spider veins and varicose veins, like all aesthetic procedures, it is essential to understand the risks and potential side effects.

The most commonly reported side effects of sclerotherapy include mild bruising at the injection site, raised and red areas of hives, small skin sores, temporary skin discoloration, or the appearance of tiny blood vessels. Please note that these potential side effects are typically mild and well tolerated. Most patients report the appearance of side effects resolving within a few days to a few weeks after treatment.

Less common side effects include mild inflammation that causes swelling and discomfort at or around the injection site that can be easily treated with over-the-counter medication to alleviate symptoms. Patients who are prone to allergic reactions may experience itching or swelling. In extremely rare cases, blood clot formation, deep vein thrombosis, or tiny air bubbles in the blood may occur. If any of these side effects appear, they should be reported to your provider immediately, as further post-care may be necessary. If you have any questions or concerns or are experiencing any unusual side effects, don’t hesitate to contact our Halo salt. skin. spa. providers. We are here to ensure your comfort and satisfaction through every phase of your Sclerotherapy journey.

While most patients report successful desired outcomes, some patients may experience underperformance of a sclerotherapy treatment and in rare cases, some patients may experience a worsening condition.

The number of treatments needed will vary depending on personal circumstances and desired appearance. However, most patients require one to six treatment sessions on average.

Sclerotherapy can be performed at any time; however, many patients find it more comfortable to wear compression wraps and socks during the winter months. If you are looking for summer-ready legs, we recommend sclerotherapy during the cooler months of the year.    

As with most aesthetic procedures, sclerotherapy should be avoided if pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Additionally, women suffering from unsightly spider or varicose veins during pregnancy may undergo a noticeable change in the appearance of those veins after delivery.