If you are struggling with bulging veins and pooling blood, then you may need a varicose vein treatment. These veins may show up as small and thin veins that are red, blue or purple in color. Varicose veins are known for their web-like appearance and can worsen without care.
When the veins break down, they no longer move the blood efficiently. Typically, these problematic spider veins show up on the legs and feet, though they can appear in other places. Sclerotherapy is a highly popular, non-surgical solution for treating varicose veins.
Spider Veins are Easy to Treat with Sclerotherapy
We see a lot of patients who are nervous about what varicose vein treatments might include. Some of the older methods for treating varicose veins were painful and required serious recovery time, but things have changed. With today’s innovative technology, it can be as simple as a series of small injections that clear the veins without any scarring or stitches.
Sclerotherapy is one of our most popular solutions because it is quick and highly effective. The recovery time is minimal and there are only a few injection sites that are small pinholes. We have a number of treatment options and can help you decide if sclerotherapy is right for you.
How Sclerotherapy Works
The solution used will cause the vein to collapse and slowly be reabsorbed into the body. This stops the veins from mismanaging the blood and allows them to slowly fade from sight. Once those veins are no longer an option, the body will simply redirect the blood to healthier veins.
The treatment only takes 15-30 minutes and allows you to return to most activities immediately. Many patients fit treatment into their normal routines and don’t take any time off. Sedation isn’t necessary and patients are able to even drive themselves home (or back to work).
Does Sclerotherapy Hurt?
It isn’t completely painless, but it also isn’t surgery. You will have small injections that go through the skin and inject a solution. You may experience some mild discomfort and bruising for a few weeks. We recommend compression socks to help with the healing process and improve circulation. Our patients feel any discomfort of sclerotherapy is well worth the resulting elimination of varicose veins.
Will it Remove my Spider Veins Permanently?
Each treatment session will remove about 50%-80% of the varicose veins injected. This is a highly effective treatment that will permanently remove the appearance of your spider veins. You may need follow-up treatments to remove difficult veins. Larger varicose veins don’t work as well with this process and may require a different treatment.
Our team is highly skilled and eager to help patients find the right solutions. We can help you decide what your best options are and if multiple services are needed for a complete removal of all damaged veins.
Siragusa’s Vein Clinic in Nashville, TN
If you are looking for a treatment option to remove your spider veins, our Nashville team is here to help. You can meet our vein physician in Nashville to talk about treatment options. Dr. Siragusa is highly respected as a vascular expert and one of the best vein doctors in Nashville. He even helps train professionals from other centers and has been offering non-invasive spider vein treatments since 2008.
Varicose veins are uncomfortable and interfere with your life. You can find a solution to help eliminate the discomfort and visible webbing. We would love to help. Schedule a consult today!