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Do you have unsightly spider veins that make you want to hide your legs? Spider veins affect 1 in every 3 women and are one of the top concerns of women. You don’t have to be self-conscious. We can help you regain the confidence to wear your favorite dress, shorts or swimsuit again.
The most common cause of spider veins is genetics, pregnancy, and standing or sitting careers. Spider veins are clusters of red, blue or purple veins near the skin surface. Despite being < 1mm, they have a big impact on your life. At Vein Specialists of the South, we evaluate and treat spider veins with sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is the go-to treatment for spider veins the world over, and advances in medications and injection technology have only improved over time, with lower risks, minimized discomfort, and better results.
To close spider veins, a microneedle is used to inject a sclerosing solution directly into the spider vein or feeder vein leading to the spider vein clusters. The solution flushes the blood out of the vein allowing direct contact of the solution with the vein wall. The sclerosant denatures the vein wall and over time, the body absorbs the spider veins and they gradually fade away. Typically 2-4 treatments are required for optimal results.
Any underlying vein disease should be treated before beginning cosmetic sclerotherapy. If there is no underlying vein disease, you can expect 70-80% fading of your spider veins upon completion of the treatment protocol.
*Individual Results May Vary
Spider veins are a cosmetic problem. A consultation at VSS can determine if sclerotherapy is the best option for treating your spider veins. During your assessment, we determine if there is hidden vein disease. At that point, we can determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic sclerotherapy or if another treatment may be best for you.
Cosmetic sclerotherapy treatment sessions last between 30-60 minutes. Depending on the number and size of your spider veins, 2-4 sessions are usually recommended.
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Sclerotherapy vein injections expectations are for a 70%-80% reduction of spider veins’ visibility and intensity upon completion of a series of treatments. It is important to realize that your spider veins may be more noticeable after the first treatment and begin to fade with subsequent treatments.
Sclerotherapy is a Walk in. Walk out.® treatment with little to no downtime. You may return to your normal schedule immediately. Avoid strenuous activity, hot baths, sun exposure and wear compression for 10-14 days for the best results.
Patients choose VSS for their Cosmetic Sclerotherapy because of our expertise in providing the best vein care delivered with WOW service. Terri Harper, MSN, FNP-C, clinical instructor for our Comprehensive Vein Training Center ®, has educated physicians across the nation on cosmetic sclerotherapy. She has trained the VSS staff in the safest and most effective spider vein treatment techniques.
A few reminders:
Risks of Sclerotherapy include:
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Since 1997 Vein Specialists of the South has helped thousands of patients like you with varicose veins, spider veins, and leg swelling. Dr. Kenneth Harper a leader in vein health is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Vein and Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. William Veale who joined VSS in 2018, is a third-generation physician who is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Vascular Surgery. Terri Harper, MSN, FNP-C, is a leader in the field of cosmetic spider vein education. Our dedicated nurse injectors have been trained by the best.
At VSS we have a passion for veins big and small. Serving more than 20,000 patients, Vein Specialists of the South is committed to bringing you Better Veins for Life®. Call today to schedule an appointment with the VSS team, ‘where veins are not just one thing we do, they are the only thing we do.’
*Individual Results May Vary
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