One of the best parts of the summer, particularly in Miami, is feeling sunshine on our skin.
However, for many men and women, the summer is something to worry about because it means either staying bundled up in pants during this hot season or showing off unsightly blemishes on their legs. The most common of these blemishes are spider and varicose veins, which appear as red, blue, and/or purple veins that show through the skin.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that can help remove these unsightly twisted, raised, or sprawling veins from showing. Walk confidently into the summer with your refreshed legs!
Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery?
Careaga Plastic Surgery provides cutting-edge technology in an immaculate and serene setting that is ideally suited to your cosmetic needs. The dedicated and professional staff at Careaga Plastic Surgery have an abundance of experience in the beautification industry, and our PA, Reana Myers, has years of training and experience, which is evident in her treatment results. At Careaga Plastic Surgery, you can expect the best possible aesthetic results in the safest and most comfortable setting.Learn More
Sclerotherapy Can Help Correct:
Spider veins are an eyesore not just because of their red, blue, and purple discoloration but because they stretch over your skin in a spider web shape. These web shapes can be large, causing many people to be even more self-conscious about them.Request More Information
Unlike spider veins, varicose veins do not spread out on the skin, but they can be just as unsightly and frustrating. Varicose veins are twisted veins that are dark blue and purple in color. They cause swelling in the skin, making the skin look as if it is bulging and rippling.Request More Information
Both spider and varicose veins can cause discomfort in many men and women in the form of aching and burning sensations that can be itchy.
Additionally, these blemishes can cause swelling and irritation to the surrounding skin.Request More Information
You will first schedule a consultation at Careaga Plastic Surgery. During this consultation, you will discuss your goals with the procedure, and Reana Myers, PA-C, will evaluate your condition to decide if sclerotherapy is the right option for you.
Our PA, Reana Myers, will inject Asclera®, a sclerosant, directly into the spider and varicose veins. This solution restricts the blood flow in the vein and causes it to collapse. The vein is soon absorbed by the surrounding tissue and will fade over time.
Spider vein treatment with sclerotherapy restores smooth and clear skin, decreasing the presence of unsightly veins.
It usually takes three to six weeks for your final results to show.
Careaga Plastic Surgery does everything they can to ensure that their services are affordable for every patient. Providing financing options is just one of the ways we try to help with this part of the process. These programs can be used individually or combined to fit your personal needs.
We offer a number of financing options to help you make your dream procedure a reality. You can learn more about the requirements for these options by visiting our financing page.
You may experience temporary hyperpigmentation, swelling, bruising, and/or raised red areas, but these side effects will dissipate over the following days. Compression bandages will be used to speed the recovery process.
Sclerotherapy is meant to remove blemishes from your skin, not add new ones, which means that there is generally no scarring with this procedure.
There is no downtime associated with sclerotherapy. You should be able to return to normal life the same day as your procedure. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise and activities for two weeks after your sclerotherapy treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have either physical or mental discomfort due to the presence of unsightly spider and/or varicose veins, then injection sclerotherapy may be the right option for you.
The average length of a sclerotherapy procedure takes anywhere from a half-hour to one full hour.
Spider and varicose veins treated with sclerotherapy generally do not come back; however, as with any type of skin blemish, new veins can appear as you grow older.
Asclera® injection is a trusted and FDA-approved treatment for spider and varicose veins, and because of this, we do not offer any other sclerosant.
Since spider vein treatment is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, your insurance will likely not cover the cost. If you are suffering from severe discomfort, you can reach out to your insurance provider to see if there is anything that can be done. Careaga Plastic Surgery offers numerous financing options.
While risks and complications are minimal with sclerotherapy, they can include:
- Temporary hyperpigmentation
- Temporary swelling
- Temporary bruising
- Allergic reaction
- Blood clots (on very rare occasions)
The amount of sessions depends on the amount of veins and their diameter. The majority of patients require between two and four sessions for the best results.