Spider Vein Treatment in Boca Raton, FL
Located in Boca Raton, and serving the residents of West Palm Beach and all of South Florida, Sanctuary Medical Center offers vein treatment for spider veins via sclerotherapy.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are the thin blood vessels that lie close to the skin. When they are damaged or do not function properly, blood pools causing them to swell or weaken. This creates a web-like appearance giving them the name “spider veins.” Most often, they appear on your legs but can also become apparent on your face, feet and ankles. Spider veins are rarely serious, but they are not attractive. Depending on the severity of your spider veins, you many chose to have them removed.
What Causes Spider Veins?
As we age, vessels and veins become more prominent. Though they are usually harmless, the three main reasons we get spider veins are:
- Extended Periods of Time Sitting or Standing
How Do You Treat Spider Veins?
Spider veins are corrected with a treatment called sclerotherapy. With sclerotherapy, the doctor uses a series of injections that contain a chemical designed to collapse the veins which makes them disappear or become less apparent. Each sclerotherapy treatment takes about 30 minutes.
Is Sclerotherapy Painful?
With Sclerotherapy, there may be some mild discomfort or stinging as the fluid is injected into the vein. Although the discomfort is very mild, if you have any reservations, you can discuss applying an anesthetic cream to numb the area.
What is the Recovery from Sclerotherapy Like?
Patients receiving sclerotherapy treatments are encouraged to go on about their day in a normal manner; making sure to continue any exercise regimen that promotes blood flow, which speeds recovery.
When Will I See the Results from Sclerotherapy?
The veins collapse immediately with their appearance disappearing over the next several weeks. Most patients see significant improvement in the appearance of spider veins each time they have sclerotherapy. Additionally, it typically takes two to four treatments to clear them up depending on the severity of the spider veins.
How Long Do the Results from Sclerotherapy Last?
When the vein is collapsed through sclerotherapy, the results are permanent although you may develop spider veins in other areas.
Can I Combine Sclerotherapy with Other Procedures?
You must meet with one of our skilled providers to discuss your overall goals and determine whether you can safely combine treatments and procedures. Many times, sclerotherapy may be safely combined with other treatments, but this is determined on an individual basis.
What is the Cost of Sclerotherapy?
The cost for sclerotherapy depends on the extent of the procedure as each patient is different and has varying degrees of spider veins. We are happy to talk to about your financial options for sclerotherapy and other cosmetic treatments. Additionally, we can determine if your health insurance covers any of the cost of this treatment.
How Do I Get Started?
We begin by having you schedule a private consultation with one of Sanctuary’s providers to discuss and evaluate your issues. Please call us at your convenience to schedule your appointment.
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center provide personalized care for our Cosmetic Dermatology patients in Boca Raton. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, contact us today to speak with our friendly staff.