Varicose veins and spider veins are not only uncomfortable, but they can be aesthetically displeasing. If you are bothered by the appearance of these veins, the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England can help boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable with the way you look. One of the solutions we offer to improve the appearance of troublesome, bulging veins is sclerotherapy: a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins.
Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England has grown into Maine’s largest and most respected medical aesthetic facility since opening its doors in 1988. Dr. Maria Atkins leads her medical staff in using the latest and most cutting-edge technology to help you reach your goals.
What exactly is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an innovative treatment option we use to erase superficial spider veins. The procedure involves an injection of a sclerosing solution directly into the desired treatment area. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and the blood to clot. As a result, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades over time.
What can I expect from sclerotherapy?
Using a very fine needle, a member of our medical staff will administer a solution into the spider veins. Depending on the size of the veins being treated, some patients may experience a mild discomfort at first, but this will subside after a few minutes. Typically, the procedure takes about 30 minutes, but treatment time will ultimately depend on the number of veins being treated.
Am I a good candidate for sclerotherapy?
If you have bulging, painful veins, or swelling in your legs and feet, you may be a fit for endovenous laser treatment at the Advanced Vein Center. The ultrasound, conducted by the practice, can show deeper veins that may not be working properly. If you’d like to learn more about the treatment options at the Advanced Vein Center, you can contact their staff at 207-747-1833.
What should I do prior to treatment?
Before sclerotherapy, we recommend all patients avoid taking over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Schedule a free consultation with a member of our medical staff to determine how to best prepare for sclerotherapy.
If varicose or spider veins are bothersome or painful, it may be time to consider treatment. Sclerotherapy is an effective way to treat these unwanted, troublesome veins and alleviate discomfort. If these treatment options sound right for you, contact us today to schedule a free consultation!