Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose and spider veins that has been effectively used for decades. It is minimally-invasive and is done in our Nashville office. Our professionals gently inject a sclerosant directly into the affected vein. The chemical irritates the vein wall and coagulates the blood, causing the vein to collapse and become useless. The blood then naturally flows through one of the many other healthy veins. Once the varicose vein is destroyed, it will gradually be absorbed by the surrounding tissue and eliminated by the body. The vein disappears and you have smooth legs again. For some large veins, more than one treatment may be necessary.
What to Expect
When you meet our specialist, your veins will be examined and it will be determined if sclerotherapy is the best treatment for getting rid of your varicose or spider veins. Our specialist will ask about your general health and any medical conditions you may have such as diabetes or cardiovascular problems.
After the procedure, you can go home and resume work or other daily activities, though we recommend you not stand excessively or engage in vigorous physical activity for the first 24 to 48 hours. You may require a minimum of two to three treatments to achieve the outcome desired, and the results of this treatment typically last from three to five years depending on the age and size of the treated veins.
For small varicose veins and spider veins, improvements can be seen over time. As with any medical procedure that affects your appearance, it is important to have realistic expectations. Our specialist in Nashville will help you understand the possible results of sclerotherapy so you can make an informed decision.
Interested in Sclerotherapy? Contact Us
You don’t need to live with unwelcome and uncomfortable varicose veins. For more information on sclerotherapy and how it can benefit you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Gold Skin Care Center! At our convenient location in Nashville, TN, our welcoming and dedicated staff will be ready and eager to explain the process in greater detail, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you eliminate those bulging veins once and for all. Contact us today to schedule your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!