Have you noticed a series of veins in your legs that resemble the shape of a web? These are called spider veins. Spider veins are a sequence of small veins that appear twisted and turning through the skin. They are usually either, red, blue, or purple in color and are commonly found on the legs. If the appearance of spider veins are bothering you, Plateroti Dermatology offers sclerotherapy as a solution you may consider.
Located in Templeton, California, Plateroti Dermatology is led by Dr. Carmelo Plateroti who has provided excelled skin care to California for over three decades. Our practice offers a series of dermatological, cosmetic, and integrative medicinal procedures that can enhance your health, wellness, and image. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and find out if sclerotherapy may be right for you!
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a unique procedure that has been used for over 70 years to correct the appearance of spider veins in the legs. This proven treatment involves the administration of a salt solution into the vein through a very fine needle. The solution works to irritate the spider veins, causing them to break down and the blood within them to clot. In time, the body gradually processes these blood vessels, turning them into scar tissue and fading them from being seen through the surface of the skin. As many as 80% of the targeted spider webs can be expect to fade with a single sclerotherapy session!
What can I expect from the sclerotherapy process?
At the start of your sclerotherapy treatment session, a member of our team will cleanse the designated treatment area. The salt-based solution will then be administered into the spider veins beneath the skin. The duration of your treatment will depend on the extent of the spider veins you are experiencing. Typically, this treatment is fast, taking roughly between 15-30 minutes. To learn more about the sclerotherapy treatment process, consult with our team!
Who is a candidate for sclerotherapy?
You may be a good candidate to treat spider veins with sclerotherapy if you:
- Are bothered by the appearance of spider veins through your skin
- Are not pregnant
- Have not had issues with blood clotting
Our team can help you determine if sclerotherapy is an optimal treatment for you during your consultation appointment.
If sclerotherapy sounds like a treatment that may benefit your aesthetic, contact us today to schedule your consultation! We look forward to hearing from you!