Spider veins or telangiectasia may be caused by genetics, obesity, hormonal changes, certain medications, blood clots, and some medical conditions. These veins are red, purple, or blue and may be visible through the skin as they keep branching out on the legs and face. Skilled cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda offers sclerotherapy to decrease or eliminate the appearance of spider veins on the body or face. A minimally invasive treatment with no downtime for recovery, sclerotherapy can help you get more beautiful skin that you can stop covering up. Schedule a consultation at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa in Houston, TX to learn more about nonsurgical sclerotherapy, as well as other cosmetic services.
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Sclerotherapy Ideal Candidates
Sclerotherapy is helpful for women and men who don't like the small to medium blood vessels that are visible through the skin of their body and face. Usually, these spider veins are most obvious on the lower legs and thighs so patients avoid wearing shorts, swimsuits, or other clothing that reveal their spider veins. Patients need to be in good health before their appointment to minimize the chance of complications or reactions. Patients should not be pregnant or have a history of blood clots.
Sclerotherapy Procedure Technique
Sclerotherapy may be completed in one of our treatment rooms quickly and typically without anesthesia. The spider veins being corrected will be determined, and the skin will be sanitized. A fine-gauge needle will be inserted into the vein and the sclerosing solution will be applied. After the needle is empty, it will be removed and a bandage will be put over the injection site to stop any minor bleeding. This process will be repeated until all spider veins have been treated.
What to Expect with Sclerotherapy
Following sclerotherapy, you may leave when you feel comfortable to get back to all normal activities. You may see some redness, bruising, or swelling in the treated areas, but this will typically heal in a short time. Compression garments will be recommended by Dr. Marcos to encourage blood circulation after your sclerotherapy treatment for faster, better results. It may take some time for the sclerotherapy to work, but eventually, the treated blood vessels should shrink, change to white, and then fade or disappear. You may want two or more sclerotherapy sessions to achieve optimal results, but most patients are pleased with their results after their first treatment.
Banish Spider Veins
The unwanted spider veins that develop on your face and body can be frustrating as they grow over time so learn more on treatments with sclerotherapy at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa in Houston, TX to address your problem. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda can build a unique treatment plan with sclerotherapy and go over other treatments that will help you look and feel your best.