Weight gain, heredity, pregnancy, hormonal changes, trauma and prolonged sitting or standing are all sources that contribute to the development of larger varicose veins as well as smaller spider veins.
If you are tired of dealing with spider veins, schedule an appointment with one our skin specialists at Cassileth Skin Care in Beverly Hills and find out how Sclerotherapy may be just what you need.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure where tiny injections are given to erase small varicose veins and "spider veins". This highly effective spider vein treatment is available through our skin care experts at Cassileth Skin Care in Beverly Hills.
Sclerotherapy involves tiny injections of a sclerosing agent directly into the spider or varicose vein. The solution causes the blood vessel to collapse and clot, it is then absorbed by the body and then disappears.
During Sclerotherapy treatment in our Beverly Hills med spa, we use the tiniest needle made to comfortably inject the veins - this can take from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of veins to be injected.
After receiving Sclerotherapy in Beverly Hills, walking is encouraged and you can resume your daily activities. You will wear support hose to compress the treated vessels for one week after treatment to keep blood flow out of the treated veins.
Studies have shown that as many as 50%-80% of injected veins disappear with each session of Sclerotherapy. Normally, spider veins respond in 3-6 weeks, and larger veins respond in 3-4 months. If the veins respond to the treatment, they will not reappear. You may need to return to address new veins.
Common side effects can include itching for 1-2 days after the procedure. You can take an over the counter anti-histamine such as Claritin or Allegra. The injection site may become raised and red, but should disappear within a few days. Bruising can occur around the injection site and last a few days to several weeks.
Do not use lotion near the injection site before the procedure.
Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin and Nuprin) for 48-72 hours before Sclerotherapy. Tylenol can be taken if necessary.
Wear your compression hose for one week. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory drugs for at least 48 hours. Tylenol can be taken if necessary.
Avoid hot baths, whirlpools, saunas, hot compresses and direct exposure to sunlight for 48 hours after treatment. Showers are okay, but use cooler water. You can wash the injection site with mild soap and lukewarm water.
To find out more about receiving among the best Sclerotherapy Beverly Hills has to offer, call our office today and start your journey to the beautiful body you deserve!