Is Sclerotherapy Safe for All Skin Types?
Sclerotherapy vein removal is a safe and effective treatment option that addresses spider veins on the legs or other areas of the body. Spider veins may look red, purple, or blue and are smaller in size. Often, patients feel self-conscious about their spider veins and may avoid wearing specific clothing. These veins can occur because of genetics, trauma, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, or weight gain. Board-certified physician Dr. Salman Hashmi has provided an in-depth overview of sclerotherapy and the best candidates for this procedure. Please read through our blog and schedule a consultation at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR to learn even more about this treatment.
Am I a good candidate for sclerotherapy vein removal?
Sclerotherapy is safe for all skin types. If you have a lighter or darker skin tone and you experience spider veins, you may benefit from this procedure. Although it generally works well for many patients with darker skin tones, we will need to ensure that it doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation (discoloration of the skin) or matting. Matting is a side effect that causes new spider veins to appear after treatment. To avoid these issues, our doctors may need to test a small area before completing the entire procedure.
Additionally, you may benefit from this procedure if you do not have a history of blood clots, are 30 – 60 years old, and have not been pregnant in the last three months. We will also help set realistic expectations before your procedure and answer any questions.
Learn how to remove spider veins with sclerotherapy
During a consultation at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, Dr. Hashmi will review your condition, assess your skin, discuss your concerns, and develop a strategy for sclerotherapy. Once created, we’ll help you schedule a follow-up appointment for your sclerotherapy vein treatment.
At the beginning of your appointment, you can lay down on a comfortable treatment chair. We will often provide a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort since some veins may go deep beneath the skin. After sanitizing the treatment area, a physician from our team will start the process. A fine needle is inserted into the vein, and the sclerosing solution is injected. If needed, we repeat this step until we have finished treating all of your veins. Finally, the needle is removed, and we use gauze to stop any bleeding. One of our team members can discuss aftercare instructions, and you can go home following your treatment.
How long after sclerotherapy to see results?
Many patients wonder about the number of treatments required and ask, "How long to remove spider veins?" Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need several follow-up appointments. For optimal results, patients usually require about 2 – 4 treatments a couple of weeks apart. It generally takes several weeks or months to start seeing your treatment results.
Schedule a spider vein treatment
If you feel embarrassed about spider veins on your legs or veins on other areas of your body, sclerotherapy can help. Contact Dr. Salman Hashmi to learn more about sclerotherapy vein removal at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR. We look forward to meeting with you and helping with your cosmetic goals!