How long does sclerotherapy last?

Varicose veins and spider veins can become an issue for some men and women. These veins are often unsightly and, in some cases, can cause significant discomfort. In situations such as this, the team at Margulies Dermatology may recommend that patients consider treatments such as sclerotherapy. 

What is sclerotherapy? 

Sclerotherapy is a specific treatment designed to help patients with varicose and spider veins. The process involves the use of a sclerosing medication that is injected directly into the problematic veins. This injection will close the vein, redirecting the blood in the vein to a stronger, larger, and healthier vein. In doing so, the vein will be absorbed by the body and removed effectively with time. 

How long does sclerotherapy last? 

The results from sclerotherapy are permanent because the vein is closed completely and the body absorbs it. Spider veins have no practical use, and therefor are treated easily. Varicose veins, which can be uncomfortable and itch, can be closed permanently as well. However, this doesn’t mean that patients won’t experience more vein concerns in the future from other veins that might become problematic as well. Sclerotherapy can be performed as needed for these types of issues.

 Who is a candidate for sclerotherapy? 

Sclerotherapy has been used for years in helping patients treat varicose and spider veins, and continues to be the most effective way of doing so. During an evaluation with Dr. Michael Margulies, patients can be assessed to find out if this treatment is appropriate for their unique needs. In some instances, patients may also want to ask about laser therapy, which is an effective way of reducing spider veins on the face. 

Are you considering sclerotherapy? 

If you are considering sclerotherapy injections or treatments to address problematic varicose veins or spider veins and live int eh area of Miami, Florida, Dr. Michael C. Margulies can help. Call Margulies Dermatology at (305) 595-0393 to request a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for this or other treatment options available for the skin and body. The office is located at 8940 N. Kendall Drive, Suite #704E.