Located in Bellevue and serving Sandusky, Fremont, and Norwalk, Ohio, the board-certified radiologists at Vein and Body Specialists offer effective sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins. Our highly-skilled specialists are known for providing caring, courteous and expert service.
What is Injection Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a vein treatment that is FDA approved and minimally invasive. During this treatment, Saline or Polidocanol® solution is injected into the affected vein. The vein is immediately irritated, forcing it to swell and turn to scar tissue. This procedure is highly effective in that the vein becomes invisible, and the blood recirculates through surrounding healthy veins.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works by using an effective and safe irritant solution, which will essentially dissolve the inner lining of the vein being injected. Once the inner lining closes and the vein turns to scar tissue, the vein will disappear.
Painless Cryo Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy for spider veins is performed with the smallest needle available (30 gauge) and most people experience little to no pain. However, if sclerotherapy is uncomfortable for some, then we can perform cryo sclerotherapy. Cryo sclerotherapy is a procedure performed before a sclerotherapy treatment to temporarily cool and numb the skin. A cryotherapy machine (Zimmer Cryo Chiller) is used to deliver cooled air to the targeted area, which decreases the discomfort during the sclerotherapy treatment and helps to reduce inflammation. Cryo sclerotherapy offers a faster recovery time and less inflammation during treatment.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Most patients require several sessions (three to five) over the course of a month or two. This process achieves the most optimal, long-term results. There is no downtime, and you can resume your normal routine following your appointment. The entire procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes.
Is Injection Sclerotherapy Safe?
Sclerotherapy is a safe, FDA-approved procedure.
Will There Be Any Downtime?
The vast majority of patients resume daily activity immediately following the appointment.
What Are The Results?
You will have no visible bumps, lumps or discoloration where the vein was on the leg. The blood that used to go through that vein will safely recirculate to healthy veins nearby, improving your circulation.
How Soon Will Results Appear?
For small and large veins, results are visible the same day or 5-7 days after. Large veins are usually easier to treat and respond quicker to treatment due to the ease with inserting a needle for injection, and more solution can be used too.
How Long Does Injection Sclerotherapy Last?
Sclerotherapy sessions last between 15 and 30 minutes.
Who Should Avoid Injection Sclerotherapy?
Patients with veins larger than five mm in diameter would find greater benefits from another form of varicose vein treatment.
Am I A Candidate For Injection Sclerotherapy?
If your veins are less than five mm in diameter, and you would like to improve the appearance and function of them, you are likely a strong candidate for sclerotherapy.
How Much Does Injection Sclerotherapy Treatment Cost?
There is no one cost for sclerotherapy treatment, as the cost varies depending upon the extent of treatment needed. We will always ensure that you know the cost upfront and will work with you to determine a plan that is both affordable and effective. We offer financing options such as deposits on accounts prior to treatment, CareCredit® and we accept credit cards (Master and Visa).
While cosmetic improvement is often a factor in using sclerotherapy to treat spider veins, Vein and Body Specialists understands that relief from pain is often the primary concern for patients in and around Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk and the surrounding communities in Ohio. Our board-certified radiologists use cutting-edge diagnostic techniques to choose the best non-surgical or minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of spider veins and other venous disorders to ensure that both aesthetic concerns and painful symptoms are addressed simultaneously, effectively and safely. Contact us today for a consultation!