When warm weather tempts us to enjoy the great outdoors, we look forward to wearing shorts, skirts, and other sportswear suited to sunny seasons. If spider veins and unattractive purple and blue vein imperfections are causing you to wear your winter wardrobe even on the hottest summer days, it's time to consider the benefits of sclerotherapy in Orlando.
At the Hillcrest Plastic Surgery, we use this medical spa body treatment to:
- Minimize purple and blue vein blemishes
- Make unsightly veins virtually invisible
Your Sclerotherapy Consultation
Before your sclerotherapy treatment, you will be scheduled for an in-depth consultation. We will discuss how to prepare for your procedure and provide you with specific instructions to follow after your treatment. Prior to the treatment, you will need to discontinue any use of certain medications and supplements, such as aspirin, Vitamin E, flaxseed oil, Omega 3-6-9, Motrin, and Advil. You may not be a good candidate for treatment if you are taking Coumadin.
During your consultation, we will use a Doppler to screen your veins. This screening method is recommended to determine the best treatment.
To minimize discomfort, a topical anesthetic is applied before each targeted vein is injected with a chemical solution, Sotradecol, which is an FDA-approved sclerosing agent. This chemical solution causes the unsightly veins to collapse and become almost invisible.
Most patients experience only a slight stinging sensation, which lasts for just a few seconds after the injection. Depending on the area treated and the condition of your veins, the entire procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes.
After the Treatment
You will need to wear compression stockings for several days. Although you may experience some bruising in the area treated and small, red areas at the injection sites, these concerns usually vanish within days after your treatment. You may have small red areas at the injection sites which usually resolve within days after treatment. You also may experience some bruising in the treatment area.
Depending on your situation, we may recommend 3 to 6 sessions to achieve optimal results. Full results should be visible approximately 6 to 8 weeks after your final sclerotherapy session.