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For many people, spider veins are an esthetic issue. Although they’re not a medical issue that must be treated, many people still want them gone for good, and sclerotherapy can get that done. The treatment is pretty simple, very safe, and especially effective, and we’re happy to be able to provide it here at La Vie MedSpa. Contact us or come see us for a consultation if you’d like to learn more about sclerotherapy in Opelousas, LA!
How effective is sclerotherapy?
It’s not hard to treat spider veins and reticular veins, but they must be treated professionally at a place like La Vie MedSpa. The most effective treatment available is sclerotherapy. It can actually treat larger and more significant veins, as well as smaller ones. It’s likely your best option for treatment so long as your veins are small or medium sized. For the smallest spider veins or spider veins on the face, laser treatment can be effective, but for most cases of spider veins on the body, sclerotherapy is the best option, and it’s also the less expensive option. We can help you decide during a consultation with us here at La Vie MedSpa.
The sclerotherapy procedure is only minimally invasive, with a simple, small needle used. That’s the only instrument required for the procedure. During the procedure, a salt-based solution is injected into the target vein/veins, and this solution causes them to collapse. After that, over the course of a few weeks, the veins diminish in appearance and the body finds other, healthier veins to route blood through. The treatment is an effective and safe way to treat spider and reticular veins, and typically, it’s not very painful at all.
Does sclerotherapy hurt?
Since the procedure requires an injection, it’s not pain-free, but it’s not really any more painful then a regular injection. Minor stinging or cramps in the area are common. Sometimes particular chemicals (sclerosants) are used to treat the vein/veins, and some are more likely to cause pain than others. The treatment should be simple and not very uncomfortable, so if you experience significant discomfort, tell the provider about it. Generally, though, the procedure is nothing to worry about. It’s not anything like surgery, it’s just an injection!
How long does sclerotherapy last?
As for the length of the procedure, it’s very quick and usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes. After that, you’re all done, and you’ll likely be able to go back to your regular activities. Just avoid strenuous exercise, and sun exposure on the treated area, for a couple weeks. You may also have to wear bandages or compression stocking during this time.
As for the effects of sclerotherapy, they last indefinitely! Once a vein has been treated correctly, it’s going away, and it’s going away for good. So long as a vein responds to treatment, which is likely, the vein will go away for good. It’s possible that you’ll develop new veins in the area in the future, but these can be treated if necessary.
You probably have other questions for us which we’d be happy to answer over the phone or during a consultation with us at La Vie MedSpa. Contact us today to learn more about us and the procedure with us.
Do you offer sclerotherapy in Opelousas, LA?
Yes! La Vie MedSpa offers sclerotherapy near you, and we’re located over at 2967 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570. To learn more about the treatment or to book a consultation with our medspa, give us a call at (337) 594-9044 during regular work hours. We’ll tell you everything else you’d like to know about sclerotherapy so you can make a fully educated decision about how to proceed. We look forward to speaking with you soon!