Sclerotherapy

Perfect legs for the perfect summer – get rid of varicose veins with this minimally invasive procedure and transform your strut.

You don’t have to settle for spider veins on your legs. Our specially trained staff at Beverly Hills Sculptress in Beverly Hills, CA use sclerotherapy to banish them quickly and effectively. Your legs will be smooth and clear, and everyone will notice them for all the right reasons.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins generally form when small valves within your veins weaken and fail. This causes a small amount of blood to pool in the vein, leading to damage. What you see on the surface is the outline of your damaged veins.

Spider veins are not usually painful, but they can make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. There is no at-home remedy for them, although lifestyle modifications can lessen their appearance and possibly help you avoid a recurrence after you have them removed with sclerotherapy.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Many doctors consider this treatment to be the gold standard in treating spider and small varicose veins. It can also be used to treat more serious venous disorders. Medical professionals have used some variation of sclerotherapy has been used to treat damaged or blocked veins since the 1930s. That’s a long history of safe treatment, which may be why it is one of the most common methods used to remove spider veins.

What to Expect From a Treatment

Sclerotherapy is minimally invasive. It only involves a small injection placed directly into your vein and will feel similar to having an IV inserted. The injection will introduce a small amount of sclerosant, a special type of irritant, into your affected vein during your treatment session. The amount used will depend on the size and location of your spider vein.

How It Works

Once injected, the sclerosant produces irritation and swelling to the inside of the vein walls. This reaction causes enough swelling to close off your vein to blood flow. Your body responds by diverting that blood flow to nearby healthy veins.

Over a period of several weeks, the treated vein will slowly dissolve and get expelled from your body or absorbed into the surrounding tissue. This is a completely natural and painless response that your body will automatically initiate.

One nice feature of these treatments is that they can be performed right in our Beverly Hills office. This discreet and convenient option saves you the hassle of a trip to a hospital or outpatient surgery center clinic. Most treatments will take between 30 and 45 minutes, during which time you should be able to remain relaxed and comfortable.

Quick Results With No Downtime

Treatments require very little to no downtime. There is generally no need for specialized care afterward, although your doctor may suggest avoiding strenuous activity or intense exercise for a few days. In some cases, compression socks may be recommended to help speed the healing process.

A Safe and Effective Treatment Option

Because it is minimally invasive, only requiring a small injection, sclerotherapy is considered a safe and effective treatment option for spider veins. It has a long history of successful use. Most people who opt for treatment will see a dramatic improvement in the appearance of spider veins in just a few weeks.

Take Steps to Clearer Skin Today

You don’t have to live with spider veins. We can help you take charge of your skin right in our office. Contact the Beverly Hills Sculptress in Beverly Hills, California to schedule your initial consultation. There you will have a chance to learn more about how sclerotherapy can help you achieve clearer, smoother skin. Contact us today!