Sclerotherapy in Boston, MA

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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.

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