Sclerotherapy (Injection Treatment for Spider Veins) – Sugar Land & Houston, TX

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About Sclerotherapy

Spider veins or telangiectasia can be created by hormonal changes, genetics, obesity, blood clots, medications, and medical conditions. These veins are blue, red, or purple and can be visible underneath the skin while they keep branching out on the legs and face. Plastic surgeons Drs. Ankur Mehta and Peter Chang perform sclerotherapy to decrease or remove visible spider veins on the body or face. A nonsurgical procedure with no downtime for recovery, sclerotherapy may give you more beautiful skin that you'll want to stop covering up. Make an appointment at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX to get more information about minimally invasive sclerotherapy plus other skin treatments.

Ideal Candidates

Sclerotherapy treatments are helpful for women and men who don't like the small or medium-sized blood vessels that can be seen underneath the skin of their body and face. Usually, spider veins are most obvious on the lower legs and thighs, so they avoid wearing swimsuits, shorts, or any other clothes that reveal their spider veins. Patients need to be in good health on the day of their appointment to minimize the chance of a reaction. Patients shouldn't have a history of blood clots or be pregnant.

Procedure Technique

Sclerotherapy treatments may be completed in a private treatment room within a short time and typically without anesthesia. The blood vessels to be corrected will be determined and then the overlying skin will be sanitized. A fine needle will be introduced into the vessel so the sclerosing solution can be introduced. After the needle is empty, it will be removed and gauze will be put over the site of injection to treat any bleeding. The procedure can be repeated to treat all spider veins.

What to Expect

Following your sclerotherapy treatment, you may leave when you feel comfortable to get back to your daily routine. You may see mild bruising, redness, or swelling in the areas treated, but this will typically heal in a short time. Compression garments will be suggested by Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta to encourage blood circulation following your sclerotherapy treatment for better, faster results. It can take a while for the sclerotherapy to show results, but the treated blood vessels should get smaller, change to a white color, and then disappear or fade. You may want at least two sclerotherapy sessions to get your best results, but many people are happy with their results after their first session.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
The cost of sclerotherapy will rely on the number of sessions needed to achieve your goals. During your consultation, ask about our monthly specials as we sometimes offer discounts when booking multiple sessions. 

How well does it work?
Sclerotherapy can improve the appearance of the spider veins by about 70%, but it will not target every single vein. While some patients may only need one treatment, others may require multiple. Generally, patients are very happy with their results.

What about other treatments?
While sclerotherapy is a popular and effective approach for improving unattractive veins from the legs, it is not the only treatment available on the cosmetic market. Alternatives include laser vein removal, which utilizes advanced RF technology to reduce the appearance of spider veins. Consult our team to discover the optimal procedure for your unique needs.

How many treatments?
It is ideal to plan your treatments a couple of months apart. This allows the skin the time it needs to heal and time for the treated veins to disintegrate.

Side effects?
You may experience some skin irritation, slight itching, and discoloration after treatment, but this is generally localized at the injection site and will subside in a few days. Since this procedure is noninvasive, complications are typically very rare.

Banish Spider Veins

The unwanted spider veins that develop on your body and face can be annoying as they keep growing over the years, so find out more on treatments with sclerotherapy at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX to address your concerns. Drs. Chang and Mehta can build a unique sclerotherapy treatment plan and go over other procedures that can help you look more attractive.

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