Cosmetic Sclerotherapy

En Español

Cosmetic sclerotherapy treats asymptomatic varicose and spider veins that are near the skin’s surface.

In the case of a cosmetic procedure, it involves treating blood vessels which are unsightly, but do not show serious symptoms of vein disease. In the case of spider veins in the legs, sclerotherapy is the most commonly recommended vein treatment.

Sclerotherapy Spider Vein Removal

During the sclerotherapy procedure, a solution is injected into the affected vein that causes it to shrink and close so that blood flow will be redirected through other, healthier veins. Once the vein is closed, it will eventually shrink and disappear from view on the skin’s surface.

Before performing sclerotherapy, your vein doctor will conduct a thorough examination and review of the patient’s medical history to determine whether the spider or varicose veins are a minor cosmetic problem or if they indicate a more serious underlying health issue. For example, reticular veins can provide blood supply to superficial spider veins. The course of treatment will be based on the doctor’s assessment of the patient’s case.

Cosmetic sclerotherapy is fast, minimally invasive and requires no sedation or anesthesia. Most patients can return to work or other activities quickly. It may require more than one session to completely treat your spider veins.

Schedule Your Sclerotherapy Appointment

Please contact us if you have spider veins to learn about sclerotherapy. This vein treatment requires no down time and most patients can resume normal activities immediately after. Spider veins will fade over the course of a few weeks, but some patients may not see full results until 2 months after the treatment.

Request Appointment

If the procedure is done for purely cosmetic reasons, please note that it will likely not be covered by health insurance.

Cosmetic Sclerotherapy video

A message regarding COIVD-19

We are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments in the greater Houston area, and encourage you to do the same.

To ensure that our patients are able to receive the care they need, Texas Endovascular/Houston Fibroids will remain open and accessible. Because we are not a primary care or hospital environment where sick patients would go for testing or treatment for COVID-19, we feel that the risk of exposure in our office is low. To supplement our rigorous standard precautions for health and safety, please refer to the following guidelines:

Please refer to the guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most current information. The CDC reminds us to follow best practices, including washing hands often with soap and water, not touching our eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, avoiding contact with people who are sick, and limiting personal contact, including shaking hands. Learn more about the CDC recommendations here.

website logo