What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an innovative treatment that uses a special saline solution to treat and minimize the appearance of spider veins. Just a single sclerotherapy procedure can help minimize the appearance of spider veins on the legs, arms, and other common areas. Derma Tech is pleased to offer sclerotherapy treatments for spider veins at our Joplin, Missouri location.
How Does It Work?
Spider veins occur when the vein is damaged in a way that restricts proper blood flow. When this happens, blood gets trapped in the vein, causing it to appear bright blue or purple on the surface of the skin. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a saline solution into the offending vein. The saline solution works to irritate the vein walls, causing it to close. The vein eventually dies – don’t worry, this is safe! – and is absorbed back into the body. What’s left behind is a smoother, clearer appearance that’s free from spider veins.
Most patients typically need two to three sclerotherapy treatments to start seeing results. Your Derma Tech specialist will work with you to determine the ideal number of sessions you’ll need to see results.
Is Sclerotherapy Painful?*
Sclerotherapy can be uncomfortable for patients who may not like needles. Ice or a topical solution can be used to numb the area so you’re more comfortable during the procedure. You may feel slight irritation, itching, or burning while the vein is being treated; this side effect is normal and disappears after a few days.
Am I A Good Candidate For Sclerotherapy?
You may be a good candidate for sclerotherapy if you have visible spider veins on your legs and arms. Your Derma Tech specialist can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for the treatment, or if another procedure can help you clear the appearance of spider veins.
*Individual Results May Vary.
Take the First Step
Ready to reveal your most radiant self? Then it’s time to schedule your Sclerotherapy consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. You can also browse our online skincare shop and we’ll ship directly to your door! Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.