Spider Vein Treatment Nashville
Conveniently located to serve Nashville, Franklin, and Mt. Juliet
Are you like millions of other women who are bothered by those unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on your thighs, calves and ankles? You are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that at least half of the adult female population is plagued with this common, cosmetic problem.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a proven, medical procedure that has been used since the 1930′s. It involves injecting a solution – most commonly a salt solution – directly into the varicose and spider veins. This solution causes the veins to collapse, irritates the lining of the blood vessel and eventually they fade from view. The veins swell, stick together and blood clots. Overtime, the vessels turn into scar tissue and fade.
At Cool Springs Plastic Surgery, we have three expert injectors who have extensive training in how to treat spider veins. Michele Bailey, Amanda Davis, and Susan Vickers are all highly skilled with injection techniques to remove spider veins and small varicose veins. Results can be seen in as little as a few weeks. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with the veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.
Real Patient Testimonials
Michele did an excellent job with my injections. She has an eye for getting just the right amount so you look very natural. I highly recommend her!
Is Spider Vein Treatment for You?
Patients suffering from medium to severe spider veins or varicose veins are the target candidates for sclerotherapy. Patients must have realistic expectations. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may be advised to postpone your treatment.
Your Spider Vein Treatment Consultation
Patients in need of spider vein treatment can schedule a consultation to get more details regarding the procedure. During the initial consultation, Michele or Susan will ask you about your medical history, assess your skin type and explain the risks and benefits of sclerotherapy.
Patients will also be able to ask questions during the consultation or clarify points that they may be concerned about. Discussions regarding the cost can also be brought up during the consultation.
To learn more about Spider Vein Treatments, call (615) 771-7718.
What to Expect
The procedure does not require anesthesia and can be performed in the office. The number of total sessions needed depends on the amount of vessels and length of time the patient has had them.
After your procedure, you will be asked to wear compression to the injection sites for 24 hours if the treated area is on the legs. After this time it is highly recommended that you wear medical support hose for the next two weeks. You will be advised against activities that can strain the affected area, such as squatting or lifting heavy loads. You may expect some slight bruising or discoloration while healing, and the vessels may take up to four to six weeks to disappear. It is highly recommended that you start in late winter or early spring, as you must stay out of the sun while healing. You will need to come in for a follow-up appointment to check on the healing process.
How Much Do Spider Vein Treatments Cost?
The price of spider vein treatments is usually based on the number of injections required and the types of veins being treated. Generally, sclerotherapy treatments are considered to be cosmetic in nature. Because of this, their cost is not typically covered by health insurance providers. In cases where a vein disease is the cause of prominent veins, coverage may be available.
Get Started Today
To find out more about spider vein treatment in Nashville, contact our office today and schedule your informative consultation. We will be happy to tell you more about sclerotherapy and what it can do for you.