Varicose veins are extremely problematic for patients of the Miami, FL area who want to feel confident when wearing skin-bearing clothing such as shorts, skirts, and bathing suits. Not only are these large veins unsightly, they can be painful and itchy as well. Varicose veins are common in aging patients, and are large veins noticeable through the skin. The best treatment for these veins is sclerotherapy.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy continues to be the best method for treating patients with both varicose veins in the legs or spider veins on the face. This treatment involves an injection of a sclerosing agent. This injectable solution causes irritation in the inner lining of the problematic veins, causing them to collapse and close off. The walls of the vein will stick together and the blood in the vein will be redirected to larger, healthier veins in the treatment area. Sclerotherapy is completely safe and has been used for decades in treatment veins on the legs and face.
What can I expect during my sclerotherapy appointment?
Patients who undergo sclerotherapy will find that the procedure is relatively short and is done right in the office at Margulies Dermatology. The sclerosing gel is injected into the problematic vein, and patients are given aftercare instructions to follow to ensure proper healing. The results are often seen with time over the span of several weeks, and are permanent. However, this doesn’t mean that the blood will not redirect to another vein that may become a noticeable vein.
What are the side effects of sclerotherapy?
Some of the possible side effects of sclerotherapy include cramping, burning, bruising and swelling. Fortunately, patients who develop these side effects will find that they resolve on their own within a few days or a few weeks.
Schedule a visit with the team at Margulies Dermatology
Dr. Michael C. Margulies and the team at Kendall Dermatology in Miami, FL believe in offering patients treatment options when it comes to varicose and spider veins. Call (305) 595-0393 to request an appointment at our practice and learn about sclerotherapy solutions. Feel confident in shorts and skirts once again by using effective and affordable sclerotherapy treatment.