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Sclerotherapy in Lawrence
Treat Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for treating “spider veins” on the body that cause an unsightly appearance.
In addition to being completely safe, sclerotherapy is also very effective in alleviating symptoms related to unwanted veins such as aches, tenderness, throbbing, itching, and restlessness. Very small veins, called telangiectastias (spider veins), as well as larger veins (reticular veins) are both effectively treated using sclerotherapy.
What it Treats
- 15-60 minutes
Recovery Time & Side Effects
- There is no downtime to this procedure
Resume their daily activities immediately
Patients can reasonably expect a 75-90% improvement rate after 3-5 sessions. Much like the resolution of a bruise, this process causes a gradual fading of the treated vessel over a period of several weeks to several months.
Treatments that pair well with Sclerotherapy
See more dramatic results with combined treatments.
Patients that combine treatments see better, faster results than doing one treatment alone. Talk to one of our professional team members today about potential cost savings when you book multiple treatments together!
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
Fast, Safe, & Effective
This treatment is fast (as quick as 15 minutes!), and because there is no sedative required, patients are able to immediately resume their daily activities post-treatment.
More than Just Cosmetics
Sclerotherapy treatment is primarily a cosmetic procedure. However, some patients experience relief of symptoms associated with varicose and spider veins such as night cramps, swelling, aching or pain in the affected limbs.
Aestheticare's Sclerotherapy in Lawrence is administered by a highly trained nurse injector with 10 years of sclerotherapy experience. We are also a national trainer for this procedure, so our patients know they are in good hands.
What to expect?
The Sclerotherapy Process
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy is the practice of injecting FDA-approved medication into unwanted, anatomically unnecessary blood vessels that cause an unsightly aesthetic appearance. The solution injected is a sophisticated foamed chemical compound. This medication causes an irritation of the inside lining of the vessel which subsequently collapses. It then becomes nonviable and is eventually absorbed by the body.
Our team will assess the affected areas, review patient health history, and review any significant surgical or medical information, past and present.
Treat Spider Veins
A Sclerotherapist will cleanse the skin with witch hazel and inject each vein as needed in all areas of concern as time allows per treatment session. We will also address any possible bleeding that may be observed.
Ensure Lasting Results
Patients may be instructed to put on compression stockings (legs only).
Frequently Asked Questions.
Will I experience any side effects?
Immediately post-treatment, the client will have multiple red raised bumps all over the treated areas. This is called the "red response" and is actually a desired outcome. The bumps will look and itch like a bug bite and resolve 20-30 minutes after treatment.
Please note, sclerotherapy "kills" unwanted veins, prompting the body to then absorb and eliminate them as waste. Appearance of the veins will worsen before they get better, as the body absorbs different-sized veins at different rates. During this process, veins will initially darken in appearance and there will be some degree of bruising from the injections, as well as some degree of hyper pigmentation (as iron in the blood will remain on the surface of the skin as the body absorbs the actual vein membrane and components).
How many treatments will I need?
Most people will be mostly resolved with 4-5 treatments. There are patients who will fall outside those parameters based on the size of the affected areas. It also depends on how the client responds to treatment.
Will these veins come back?
No. An appropriately treated vein will be metabolized and eliminated by the body much like a scab would be. In many cases, patients have a genetic predisposition for spider veins, so the likelihood of the body making "new" veins is high. Once the initial series of treatments is complete, the patient will most likely need maintenance treatments once or twice a year as new veins appear.
Do I need these veins?
No. The veins that are appropriate to treat with sclerotherapy are very small, superficial veins that are not imperative to circulation in any way. The bigger-sized reticular veins that are treated often cause symptoms (itching, throbbing, heaviness) that are alleviated with treatment, theoretically improving circulation.
Will the treatment hurt?
Different patients have different tolerances to pain. The needles used for sclerotherapy are small. However, there will still be some degree of discomfort, as the treatment involves multiple injections over all areas of concern.
What are the possible side effects of treatments?
All medical treatments carry a certain degree of risk. However, side effects following a sclerotherapy procedure are generally very mild and well tolerated.