Sclerotherapy in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
If you’re struggling with spider veins or varicose veins, you may want to consider sclerotherapy for relief. At Florida Dermatology Specialists, we offer a range of cosmetic dermatology services to help patients look and feel their best. We welcome patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Port St. Lucie, FL.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting a solution, known as a sclerosant, directly into the affected veins. The sclerosant irritates the vein walls, causing them to collapse and eventually fade away. Sclerotherapy is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require anesthesia. The procedure is commonly used to improve the appearance of visible veins, reduce associated symptoms like pain and discomfort, and enhance overall leg aesthetics.
What are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins, and offers benefits that include:
- Reduction or elimination of varicose veins and spider veins
- Improved appearance of the legs
- Relief from symptoms such as pain, aching, and swelling
- Non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure
- No downtime or lengthy recovery period
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
Our goal is always to provide patients with effective sclerotherapy treatments at an affordable price. However, as cosmetic treatments, these services typically aren’t covered by health insurance. This means you will be responsible for the full cost of your sclerotherapy treatment. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and provide the exact costs associated with your treatment.
What is the Sclerotherapy Treatment Like?
During a sclerotherapy treatment, you will lie down while we identify the target veins. The skin is then cleaned, and a fine needle is used to inject the sclerosant solution into the vein. The injection causes a mild burning or tingling sensation, and multiple injections may be needed to treat all the affected veins. The procedure usually takes around 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of treatment required. Afterward, compression stockings or bandages may be applied to assist in vein closure and reduce swelling.
Is There Any Downtime After Sclerotherapy?
Following sclerotherapy, there is typically little to no downtime required. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure, although strenuous exercise and prolonged sun exposure should be avoided for a short period. Some individuals may experience mild bruising, redness, or swelling at the injection sites, but these usually resolve within a few days to a few weeks.
What Results Can I Expect from Sclerotherapy?
The results of sclerotherapy vary from person to person. In general, treated veins gradually fade and disappear over a period of weeks to months. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome, particularly for larger or more extensive veins. Sclerotherapy provides long-lasting results, but it does not prevent the development of new veins in the future. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage underlying conditions to optimize the results and minimize the recurrence of vein issues.
To learn more about sclerotherapy or schedule your consultation at Florida Dermatology Specialists, contact us today. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, we’re proud to serve the residents of Jupiter Farms, North Palm Beach, Lake Park and the nearby areas of Florida.