What is Sclerotherapy?
Spider veins, also called telangiectasia, are caused by a variety of different reasons, including obesity, genetics, hormonal changes, blood clots, certain medications, or medical conditions. These veins look red, blue, or purple, and you can easily see them underneath the skin as they branch out on the face and body. Our doctors perform sclerotherapy to decrease or eliminate the appearance of spider veins on the body or face. As a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime for recovery, sclerotherapy can help you attain an even skin tone. If you feel embarrassed about your spider veins, we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR. We will provide additional information about sclerotherapy or other cosmetic treatments that reduce the appearance of spider veins.
"The veins in my legs were hurting so bad, I could hardly stand without crying. I told my son and daughter-in-law and they got me four sessions of Sclerotherapy at Nirvana with Dr. Hashmi. I've had three as of today and I am happy as I can be. Why bother with pain and uglyness of spider veins when you can visit Dr. Hashmi.Amanda Nelson"- A.N. / Google / Sep 10, 2019
"The veins in my legs were hurting so bad, I could hardly stand without crying. I told my son and daughter-in-law and they got me four sessions of Sclerotherapy at Nirvana with Dr. Hashmi. I've had three as of today and I am happy as I can be. Why bother with pain and uglyness of spider veins when you can visit Dr. Hashmi. Amanda Nelson"- A.N. / Google / Aug 28, 2019
What are the benefits of sclerotherapy?
Spider veins can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, but you don’t have to feel that way. Nirvana Med Spa now offers advanced sclerotherapy to vastly improve the appearance of spider veins. Many patients choose to work with our team for the following reasons:
- Experience: Our staff has extensive experience in the field of cosmetic treatments, and we have helped countless patients achieve their desired results.
- Advanced tools: We use the latest technologies and techniques to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.
- Individualized treatment plans: Sclerotherapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Our team creates custom treatment plans to ensure your specific needs are met.
am i a candidate for sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy works well for patients who have small or medium blood vessels that appear visible on the face or body. Generally, spider veins often appear on the lower legs and thighs so patients may avoid wearing swimsuits, shorts, or other types of clothing that don't cover them. To receive sclerotherapy, patients should have good overall health because this will help avoid complications or reactions. Additionally, patients shouldn't be pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of blood clots.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
We can quickly perform sclerotherapy in one of our private treatment rooms. During the procedure, patients generally do not need anesthesia because it only causes slight discomfort. At the beginning of your treatment, we will identify the blood vessels that need treatment and sanitize your skin with alcohol. Next, a fine needle is inserted into your vessels so we can administer the sclerosing solution. After placing the solution, the needle is removed and gauze is applied to the injection site to stop any bleeding. We can repeat the procedure until we have treated all your spider veins.
how long is recovery from sclerotherapy?
After your sclerotherapy treatment, you may resume your daily activities. You could experience mild bruising, inflammation, or redness near the treatment areas, but these symptoms should subside on their own. As part of your aftercare instructions, our physicians may recommend compression garments to help your blood circulation. Wearing compression garments promotes healing and enhances your results. It may take some time for the sclerosing solution to work, but eventually, the treated blood vessels should get smaller, change to a white color, and fade or disappear. You may need two or more treatments to attain your desired results. However, most patients feel happy with their improvements after the first treatment.
Is sclerotherapy safe?
Sclerotherapy is considered a safe and effective treatment for spider veins that make you feel self-conscious. It is often the first choice for treating unsightly veins because sclerotherapy is far less invasive than surgery and only requires a short recovery period. Most people experience few side effects from this procedure, and those that do occur are usually mild.
Is sclerotherapy successful?
Patients at Nirvana Med Spa have seen great success with sclerotherapy treatments. In fact, most of our patients achieve a significant reduction in the appearance of spider veins. Results vary from person to person, so be sure to consult with one of our trusted providers to see if sclerotherapy is right for your needs.
What about other vein removal treatments?
Some drugstore products in Little Rock, AR, promise to remove spider veins, but they are not nearly as effective. If you are looking for a vein removal treatment that is backed by research and results, then sclerotherapy is a far better option. Our goal is to provide patients with the best possible procedures, and sclerotherapy is a proven treatment for spider veins.
How is sclerotherapy different from a laser vein treatment?
Sclerotherapy injects a special solution into the vein to make it shrink and disappear. On the other hand, laser vein treatments apply light energy to the vein so it coagulates and becomes absorbed by the body. Sclerotherapy is usually better for medium to larger blood spider veins and varicose veins (i.e., those larger than three millimeters) while laser vein treatments may be preferable for smaller vessels, such as ones in the face or other sensitive areas.
How long should I wear compression stockings or garments after sclerotherapy?
Our doctors at Nirvana Med Spa or a team member will discuss how long you should wear compression garments after sclerotherapy. Many patients wear compression items for two weeks or longer, but your situation may vary. The compression garment is designed to help your blood circulation so the vein remains closed and to minimize bruising. Ideally, you should continue to wear the compression garment after recovery anytime you are seated for a long time, such as long car rides or on airplanes.
Banish Spider Veins
Don't let branching spider veins continue to get worse or make you feel embarrassed. To help fade your spider veins, learn more about sclerotherapy treatments at Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR. One of our physicians can create a unique sclerotherapy treatment plan and discuss other cosmetic services that will help you look and feel your best.
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