How we remove veins
Sclerotherapy, Spider Vein Removal*
One of our patients, Mary, kindly posted above her before and after photo of the sclerotherapy results. Thank you Mary for sharing your experience.
We offer a free consultation to inform you about the treatment options for spider veins
In order to make sure that you are a candidate for our spider vein treatment, and to meet your expectations, we encourage you to first book a complimentary consultation. This way, we can educate you and explore your options prior to purchasing any packages or specials for the sclerotherapy treatment. During your initial consultation, Dr. Parvin Shafa will evaluate your leg veins and the following questions/concerns will be addressed:,/p>
- Determine if you are a candidate for sclerotherapy
- How many syringes per session you will need
- Frequency of treatments needed to reach our goal
- You will be informed about the expected result
- You will be educated regarding alternative treatments if sclerotherapy is not the best option to treat your unsightly or annoying veins.
- The risk and benefit of different types of treatments will be discussed as well
Feel free to call us to schedule a free consultation or ask questions
How is sclerotherapy performed?
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a medical agent, called “sclerosant”, into the affected vein, resulting in collapse of the dilated visible veins and disappearance of them over the next few weeks At OC MedDerm, Dr. Shafa treats the veins with hypertonic saline, which is the most effective and natural to the skin and body. Alternative sclerosant, foam-type, such as Asclera is available and will be used upon patient’s request or if it is indicated. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive office-based procedure with no anesthesia required.
Spider Veins Removal Procedure
Below is a short clip of Dr. Parvin Shafa performing the spider veins removal procedure.
Spider Veins Before
Immediately after sclerotherapy
How effective is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is the most effective and the least invasive procedure to treat spider veins. It has been the primary treatment for small and medium vessel varicose veins for over 150 years. When sclerotherapy treatment is done on the spider veins, it improves the cosmetic appearance of the unsightly veins on the lower extremities and also relieves some associated symptoms with spider veins such as aching, swelling and night cramps.
What are the risks associated with spider vein injection?
The risks associated with spider vein treatments are minimal, such as mild discomfort and bruising. These can be controlled with icing before and after the procedure. A tiny dot-shaped bruising occurs at the site of needle insertion, lasting only a couple of weeks.The mentioned tiny bruises may leave slight brownish discoloration that should fade and disappear over the following couple of months. Occasionally while injecting larger veins, transient, a few seconds lasting, cramping of the leg muscles may occur. This is relieved by shaking the muscle. Soft tissue injuries, blood clots, and skin wounds have been reported in the literature but the risk is minute.
What is the expected result?
In general, after each sclerotherapy treatment, we expect approximately 50% improvement in the appearance of the spider veins. Let’s underpromise and say, if you see 30% improvement on the treated area, then with 3 sessions of treatments, an individual should expect 90% improvement on the area treated. Please keep in mind that with each individual, the amount of improvement will vary for each person.
Dr. Shafa has over 25 years of experience with the treatment of unpleasant spider veins among other skin diseases. In medicine “one size fits all” is not true. Schedule a complimentary consultation to explore the best treatment option for your particular case. Ask question