Spider veins, or telangiectasia, can be caused by obesity, genetics, hormonal changes, or blood clots, as well as certain medications and medical conditions. These veins are often purple, blue, or red and may be visible through the skin as they continue to branch out on the legs and face. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen offers sclerotherapy to decrease or eliminate the appearance of spider veins on the body and face. A minimally invasive treatment with no downtime for recovery, sclerotherapy can help women and men with unsightly spider veins achieve more beautiful skin that they no longer feel the need to cover up. Schedule a consultation at the office of J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about nonsurgical sclerotherapy, as well as other cosmetic services we offer.
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Sclerotherapy Ideal Candidates
Sclerotherapy is helpful for women and men who are unhappy with the presence of small- to medium-sized blood vessels that are visible through the skin of their body and face. Usually, these spider veins are most obvious on the lower legs and thighs, which leads patients to avoid wearing shorts, swimsuits, or other clothing that could reveal their spider veins. Potential candidates for this procedure need to be in good health before their appointment to minimize the chance of complications. Patients considering this treatment should not be pregnant or have a history of blood clots.
Sclerotherapy Procedure Technique
Your sclerotherapy service will be completed in one of our private treatment rooms quickly and typically without the need for anesthesia. The intended treatment areas are selected, and the surrounding skin will be sanitized. A fine-gauge needle is then inserted into the vein to administer the sclerosing solution. Once the solution has been fully injected, the needle is removed and a bandage will be placed over the site to prevent any minor bleeding. This process is repeated until all spider veins have been addressed.
What to Expect with Sclerotherapy
Following your sclerotherapy treatment session, you may leave when you feel comfortable enough to return to your normal activities. You may see some swelling, redness, or bruising in the treated areas, but these effects will diminish over the coming days. Compression garments will be recommended by Dr. Katzen to help with blood circulation for faster, better results. It may take some time for the sclerotherapy to work, but eventually, the treated blood vessels should shrink, change to white, and then fade or disappear. You may require two or more sessions to achieve optimal results, but most patients tend to be pleased with their results after their first treatment.
Banish Spider Veins
The unwanted spider veins that develop on your face and body can be frustrating, especially as they get bigger over time. To get rid of these unsightly veins, learn more about sclerotherapy treatments offered at our office in Beverly Hills, CA. To address your cosmetic concerns, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen can develop a unique treatment plan that will help you look and feel your best.