Aging hands and visible veins like spider and varicose veins can affect the appearance of your skin and make you feel like you should cover up at all times. At Valencia Medical Center in Valencia, California, our skilled team of aesthetic and anti-aging specialists provides sclerotherapy treatments that effectively diminish visible veins and hand restoration. To learn more about sclerotherapy and other services available, call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool today.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for veins you can see on the surface of your skin, like spider veins and varicose veins. It’s the most reliable method for treating spider and varicose veins.
During a 30-minute sclerotherapy procedure at Valencia Medical Center, the team cleans your skin with alcohol before injecting a sodium-based solution into your vein. The solution disrupts the lining of your vein and causes it to weaken and collapse.
Depending on the size of the vein, you might need multiple injections in one session. You can also target various spider or varicose veins during a single appointment.
Sclerotherapy generally isn’t painful, but it can sometimes cause discomfort. You might feel some muscle cramps or slight stinging near the injection.
If you have more than just a little discomfort, be sure to let the team know. Pain during sclerotherapy can indicate that the solution migrated outside of your veins.
You won’t need to reserve any downtime for recovery after sclerotherapy. You can go straight home or even back to work after the procedure.
The team gives you some instructions to follow in the weeks after your sclerotherapy treatment, which may include:
You can expect to see improvements in your spider veins for 3-6 months after sclerotherapy as your treated veins slowly diminish until you can’t see them anymore. Sclerotherapy also resolves any irritation, pain, or discomfort that spider or varicose veins can cause.
It’s improbable (highly unlikely) that any of the veins you treat with sclerotherapy will come back. The treatment has a success rate of 60-80 percent in eliminating targeted veins.
However, new spider and varicose veins can appear on your skin’s surface, so you can schedule another treatment at Valencia Medical Center if you need to.
Call Valencia Medical Center or request an appointment online to book a consultation for sclerotherapy as a treatment for spider veins, varicose veins, or hand restoration purposes.