What is Sclerotherapy?
Spider veins, also called telangiectasia or varicose veins, can be created by genetics, hormonal changes, obesity, blood clots, medical conditions, and medications. Usually blue, purple, or red in appearance, spider veins can be easily seen through the skin while they branch out on the legs and face. Dermatologist Dr. Vladyslava Doktor performs sclerotherapy to reduce or remove these visible veins. A minimally invasive treatment with no downtime for recovery, sclerotherapy can provide Boston, Newton, and Natick, MA area men and women with an even skin tone that they can show off. Make a consultation at Skin Center Boston in Boston, MA to learn more about nonsurgical sclerotherapy.
Who Can Get Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy treatments are ideal for men and women with small or medium spider veins that are visible underneath the skin of their body and face. Typically, these varicose veins are most obvious on the lower legs and thighs so people with them tend to avoid shorts, swimsuits, or other clothing. Patients typically consider sclerotherapy if their spider veins are painful, their legs feel sore or heavy, or the surrounding skin is dry and/or patchy. Patients must be in good overall health on the day of their treatment to avoid complications. Patients shouldn't have a history of blood clots or be pregnant.
Banish Spider Veins
The unwanted spider veins that appear on your body and face can be annoying as they get bigger over time so find out more about sclerotherapy treatments at Skin Center Boston in Boston, MA to fade your problem. If you are in the Backbay, Brookline, and surrounding areas, dermatologist Dr. Doktor can help you create a custom treatment plan with sclerotherapy and go over other services that can help you look and feel your best.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy can be done in a private treatment room quickly and typically without anesthesia. The spider veins to be addressed will be identified, and the skin will be cleaned. A fine needle will be inserted into the vessel, and the sclerosing solution will be introduced. After the needle is empty, it will be removed and a bandage will be applied to the injection site to treat any bleeding. The procedure will be repeated to treat all spider veins.
What Should Be Expected with Sclerotherapy?
Once the sclerotherapy treatment is complete, patients can leave when they feel comfortable to get back to their normal routine. Patients may experience mild bruising, redness, or swelling in the areas treated, but this will typically heal on their own. Dr. Doktor will likely recommend compression garments to encourage blood circulation following the treatment for faster, better results. It may take some time for the treatment to work, but the treated blood vessels should shrink, turn a white color, and then fade or disappear. Depending on how large the veins are, patients may need two or more sclerotherapy sessions to get optimal results, but many patients are happy with their improvements after the first treatment.
"Went in for a consultation on a keloid I wanted removed and I was able to get it removed the same day! I had a couple of follow ups and the area has healed perfectly. Great space and service"- A.T. / Google / Oct 15, 2021
"Dr. Doktor and staff were so welcoming! The overall quality of care and attentiveness made my experience the best I've had with a dermatology office. I received a chemical peel after being educated on them by Dr. Doktor and absolutely loved it. My skin is glowing and so fresh!"- K.C. / Google / Jan 27, 2021
"I was looking for a Dermatologist to do my first filling (botox), I was nervous as I wanted to keep a natural look, keep my expression while smiling but getting ready of the annoying wrinkles! One friend recommended me Dr. Vlada. She was so kind and patient with me! As she saw that I was apprehensive because it was my first time she did the treatment in two steps with a break of two weeks, so we could see better how the muscle reacted and retouch if needed. That gave me another level of comfort and trust! And loved the results!! Doctors for me shouldn’t be just professionals on what they do, they should also hear the concerns and wishes of the patients and adapt to that! If you are like me, you are in good hands with Dr. Vlada!"- A.D. / Google / Jan 21, 2021
"I was very hesitant about scheduling an appointment at first because I don't particular like when someone touches my face, never mind doing any type of procedures. After reading multiple reviews I've decided to come and see Dr. Doktor. She took her time to listen to my concerns and explained how, why and provided multiple solutions. Dr. Doktor is very pleasant, compassionate and considerate. Skin Center location is very welcoming and charming place. My entire experience was very pleasant. I am looking forward to my future visits."- E.C. / Google / Jan 14, 2021
"Really nice place. Dr. Doktor was very patient and thorough. She addressed all my questions. The treatment has been effective. The clinic manager was friendly. This center is new so it does not have many reviews. The experience was good and I recommend it."- C.C. / Google / Jan 15, 2021