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Spider Veins Treatment in Stuart & Port St. Lucie, FL
We all want to feel great in our bodies, and spider veins may prevent that. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of spider veins on your legs, arms, or anywhere else, consider discussing Sclerotherapy with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John Fasano.
Types of Visible Veins and Causes
Spider veins are enlarged or dilated veins that are visible on the skin’s surface, typically red or blue in color. These appear when vein valves become damaged or weakened. They develop more commonly with age, during pregnancy, sitting or standing for long periods, or lack of blood flow. Common symptoms include pain, cramps, muscle fatigue, swelling, aches, itching, and burning. Medical treatment can help relieve discomfort and minimize the appearance of the veins.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
There are several treatment options for spider veins—the most common being sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a saline solution into the veins, which causes the vein walls will stick together and collapse. The blood flow will no longer be present in the vein, resulting in the vein fading. The procedure is minimally invasive, requires no anesthesia, and the patient can usually return to normal activities the next day. Depending on the size of the vein, it might take multiple sclerotherapy treatments for the vein to fade.
What happens after Sclerotherapy?
Patients are recommended to walk after the procedure to promote blood flow and to avoid potential blood clots. Mild side effects may occur after the procedure, which includes itching, redness, tenderness, or bruising at the injection site. Compression socks or stockings are to be worn after the procedure to compress the treated veins. Smaller veins should disappear within three to six weeks, while larger veins may take three to four months.
Contact Dr. Fasano for Spider Veins Treatment in Stuart, FL
If you are interested in treating spider veins and live in the Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, or Vero Beach regions, schedule your consultation Dr. Fasano today! Fill out our online form below or call us directly at 772-221-9111.