Cosmetic Sclerotherapy in Houston, TX
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, we inject a solution into the affected vein; it causes the vein to shrink and close so that blood flow redirects through other, healthier veins. Once the vein closes, it eventually shrinks and disappears from view on the skin’s surface.
Before performing sclerotherapy, your vein doctor will conduct a thorough examination and review of your 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. We will base your course of treatment on the doctor’s assessment of your 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 afterwards. Spider veins will fade over the course of a few weeks, but some patients may not see full results until 2 months after treatment.
If the procedure is done for purely cosmetic reasons, please note that it will likely not be covered by health insurance.