Spider Vein Treatment Nashville
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 two expert injectors who have extensive training in how to treat spider veins. Michele Bailey, RN, and Susan Vickers are both 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.
Is Spider Vein Treatment for You?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may be advised to postpone your treatment. 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.
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 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.