Sclerotherapy is used to minimize the appearance of red, blue, or purple leg veins that can occur in small and clustered or large, spider web-like patterns, at the surface of the skin. Dr. Amir Bajoghli and the Skin & Laser Dermatology Center of McLean and Woodbridge, Virginia, are excited to be offering sclerotherapy, one of the most effective treatment options for leg veins and dilated blood vessels. The development of these veins, so-called ‘spider veins‘, may indicate underlying vascular and medical issues. The superficial ones (those vessels appearing closer to the skin surface) are unsightly and many people dislike their appearance and seek cosmetic treatments for their removal.
Sclerotherapy treats veins non-surgically through microinjections done directly into the vein, which shrinks the blood vessels. The treated veins eventually collapse and are reabsorbed by the body, and blood flow is rerouted naturally into healthy veins. Recovery time is often short and exercising can be done within one or two weeks of treatment. Patients are strongly recommended to wear graded compression stockings directly after the treatment for one to two weeks. Sclerotherapy is a safe, rejuvenating, and time-efficient procedure for patients as it is done in a single session at our conveniently located offices.
The almost twenty years of combined cosmetic, dermatological, and surgical experience of the providers at Skin & Laser Dermatology Center means they have the expertise to determine whether sclerotherapy is the best course of treatment for you and the precision to achieve optimal results. Patients benefit from an in-depth, individualized cosmetic consultation prior to treatment, where our providers evaluate and determine what the best treatment option for your unique situation is. In addition, the availability of over a dozen different lasers and radiofrequency devices in the practice and the expertise of the providers, ensures patients interested in both sclerotherapy and laser rejuvenation will achieve the best results conveniently and safely.
Patients can expect to see initial results soon after the treatment and full benefits within a few weeks. Patients may need one or more treatment sessions depending on individual factors. Side effects are generally minimal and include swelling, bruising, and skin discoloration, all of which are usually temporary and mild. Other side effects are possible but occur rarely and will be monitored by our trained physician and dermatology providers.