Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment to fade spider veins in your legs and ankles. At Align Body & Wellness, sclerotherapy specialist Shannon Kibble, APRN, CNP, and the team offer this simple and easy in-office treatment to improve the appearance of your spider veins in as little as one visit. Book your appointment online or call the Tulsa, Oklahoma, office to arrange your sclerotherapy consultation.
Spider veins are threadlike veins that often appear like branches or spider webs. The most common areas for spider veins include the legs and ankles.
Usually, spider veins are red, purple, or blue. Unlike their larger cousins, varicose veins, spider veins don't protrude from the skin’s surface. In most cases, spider veins are harmless. But, they can still make you feel unhappy with the way you look.
The cause of spider veins isn't always clear, but hormone fluctuations, heredity, standing for long periods of time, and struggling with your weight are all common contributors to the development of spider veins.
You may be able to prevent spider veins by maintaining a healthy weight, managing your hormones with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and regular exercise.
At Align Body & Wellness, your provider can treat your current spider veins with sclerotherapy and then design a whole-body health plan to help you enjoy the best health while avoiding the development of future spider veins.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for spider veins in the legs. During sclerotherapy, your provider injects a substance into your spider veins. The sclerosant irritates the vein walls, causing them to close. The remaining vein tissue gradually withers.
If you dislike the appearance of your legs due to spider veins, sclerotherapy can help you love your legs again. The simple in-office treatment offers a completely nonsurgical way to fade your spider veins with limited downtime.
If you've ever avoided wearing shorts or a swimsuit because you're embarrassed about your spider veins, sclerotherapy could be the ideal solution.
After your sclerotherapy treatment, you'll wear compression stockings for about two weeks. This encourages the veins to close as quickly as possible. It is also encouraged to avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) to the treated area for at least one month. This will reduce the risk of skin staining or hyper-pigmentation.
Treated veins usually vanish in just a few weeks. Most people just need one sclerotherapy treatment session, but if you have a lot of spider veins or very persistent veins, you may need a few treatment sessions. You'll generally notice improving results with each session.
To learn more about sclerotherapy, call Align Body & Wellness or click on the online booking link.