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Sclerotherapy in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is Sclerotherapy?

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.

What are the benefits of sclerotherapy?

At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, sclerotherapy is a fantastic treatment that brings about cosmetic and medical benefits to give you healthier, more balanced skin, such as:

  • Nonsurgical procedure that removes risk of more scarring or pigmentation
  • Reduced visibility and pigmentation of spider veins
  • Quick, simple treatment sessions
  • Safe, effective treatment that has trusted and fast-acting results

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

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.

How is Sclerotherapy performed?

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 should i Expect after 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.

Sclerotherapy FAQ

How are sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments different?
Rather than using light energy to treat unsightly veins, sclerotherapy uses a specialized solution injected into the vein, causing it to close off. The vein then collapses and is reabsorbed by the body. This makes sclerotherapy better suited for medium to larger spider and varicose veins, whereas laser treatments are better for smaller vessels located in more sensitive areas like the face.

Is sclerotherapy safe for the hands and face?
Yes, it is. In fact, many types of unsightly vessels and vascular blemishes on the hands and face can be treated with sclerotherapy. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will examine your skin to determine if sclerotherapy is right for your needs and goals. If sclerotherapy isn't the best option for the location and type of vein, Dr. Katzen can recommend other effective treatments to help address your veins.

How long will I need to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
Most patients will need to wear compression stockings for about two weeks after sclerotherapy. Dr. Katzen will give you instructions on how long you'll need to wear compression stockings for your particular situation to aid healing and minimize bruising. It is recommended that you continue to wear compression stockings anytime you are seated for long periods, taking long car rides, or flying on an airplane.

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.

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