How Does Sclerotherapy Treat Spider Veins?
Dr. Schwartz performs sclerotherapy by injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the problem veins. This solution irritates and scars the vein walls, causing them to collapse. With no blood flowing through the treated vein, the body will absorb it over the following weeks. Some veins may require more than one treatment to eliminate them entirely. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy can be used to treat larger, deeper veins not visible on the surface.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
Dr. Schwartz will develop a customized spider vein treatment plan to meet your needs. Although average prices for short 20 minute sessions typically range from $100 to $500 per session, Dr. Schwartz, actually, begins your treatment protocol with an “extended session” that is more expensive than the subsequent sessions. Additionally, most patients will have additional expenses, such as support garments, unless they already own a pair. While some spider veins will disappear with one treatment, others will require several injections to achieve results. We strongly recommend a consultation with Dr. Schwartz to discuss the details of your treatment.
What is Sclerotherapy Treatment Like?
Sclerotherapy treatments usually take less than an hour. Dr. Schwartz will clean the area and inject the sclerosing solution. You may feel a mild tingling or stinging as the solution goes in. Treatment can include several injections depending on how many veins Dr. Schwartz treats. You can leave immediately after treatment and return to work or your usual daily routine, although you should avoid lifting or strenuous exercise.
How Long Does it Take to See Sclerotherapy Results?
Results from your sclerotherapy treatment take time to develop. You may start to notice the treated veins fading after about four to six weeks. You will see maximum results after a few months. Spider veins that require a second treatment will remain noticeable until they have been closed off entirely. When the treated veins stop carrying blood, the flow will divert to healthy veins.
How Long Will My Sclerotherapy Results Last?
The body absorbs veins treated with sclerotherapy, and they will not grow back. However, you can develop new spider veins, especially if you have an inherited tendency or several existing risk factors. The treated veins will not reappear, and new ones can be treated if they develop.