Do you have unsightly spider or varicose veins on your legs, arms, or face? Visit Dr. Rishi Patel and Dr. Utpal Patel at Lotus Dermatology for safe and effective treatment from board-certified dermatologists. This practice -- with locations in Spring Hill, Brooksville, and Homosassa, Florida -- offers this simple medical procedure that targets bulging veins and allows the body to eliminate them naturally. For a personalized consultation, click to book online or call the office today.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose and spider veins. The procedure targets these visible veins that can develop on your legs, arms, face, or other areas of the body.
With sclerotherapy, Dr. Rishi Patel or Dr. Utpal Patel injects a chemical solution directly into the visible vein to destroy its lining. Over time, the vein collapses, and your body naturally eliminates it, resulting in smoother, more even-looking skin.
Before your procedure, you meet with Dr. R. Patel or Dr. U. Patel to discuss the treatment and check for any underlying blood vessel problems. You may need an ultrasound before sclerotherapy.
The sclerotherapy procedure is performed right in the office and usually doesn’t require anesthesia. You lie on your back, and your physician uses a fine needle to insert a solution into the affected vein. This process is quick and painless, although you might experience minor cramping or stinging.
Next, Dr. R. Patel or Dr. U. Patel applies a compress to your treatment area and massages your skin to disperse the solution.
You might require more than one injection, depending on the size of your targeted veins.
Small veins usually start to disappear within three to six weeks after treatment. Larger veins take longer to collapse; you may not see full results for about four months. Multiple treatments can help you achieve your desired outcome.
Treated veins generally don’t return, but it’s possible to develop new veins in the same area. Dr. R. Patel or Dr. U. Patel follows up with you after your appointment to check on your progress and determine any next steps.
When it comes to spider and varicose veins, sclerotherapy has an overall success rate of up to 80%.
Dr. R. Patel and Dr. U. Patel are board certified and highly skilled in sclerotherapy and many other cosmetic treatments. They design a personalized treatment plan that helps you achieve your goals and combine sclerotherapy with other treatments to give you smooth, youthful-looking skin.
To determine if sclerotherapy treatment is right for you, contact Lotus Dermatology using the online booking system or call the office today to get started.