Spider veins are common complaints of many patients in the Boca Raton, FL area. Treatments for this condition vary, but one of the most popular methods of addressing these unwanted blood vessels is with sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is performed by a dermatologist and it allows patients to remove these troublesome veins. In some cases, they can become enlarged and painful in addition to being a cosmetic nuisance. Dr. Marta Rendon, of the Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, is committed to offering her patients a wide range of services that can help address these concerns, but she often suggests sclerotherapy.
Some patients may consider laser treatment for their spider veins. However, this can be more expensive, and for patients on a budget, sclerotherapy is just as effective. As long as patients are comfortable with injections, they can experience wonderful benefits with sclerotherapy just as they would using laser therapies.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done by injecting a sclerosing agent directly into the problem vein. During the treatment, patients may notice a slight stinging sensation but this is mild and resolves quickly. In some cases, patients do not experience any discomfort at all.
This procedure is completed within approximately 45 minutes, depending on the number of veins being addressed during the appointment, and it allows patients to go about their day without downtime. Patients may have to avoid any strenuous activity and blood thinning medications for approximately one week and reduce their exposure to sun, as this may result in pigmentation concerns. Patients are given appropriate aftercare instructions when they leave the practice and can schedule a follow-up appointment with their dermatologist if they so desire.
If you live in the Boca Raton, FL area and have considered spider vein treatments but have not taken the first step, schedule a consultation appointment today. At the Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, we provide quality care to new and existing patients in the area. We are ready to welcome you and educate you on the benefits of sclerotherapy.