Sclerotherapy is a chemical injection that is used to treat and eliminate varicose and spider veins. The chemical effectively eliminates the vein by creating scar tissue that blocks the vein, causing it to close and wither.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms necessitating sclerotherapy include enlarged veins on the legs and feet, discoloration of the skin, itchy or swollen legs and webs of large red and blue veins throughout the lower body.
Who gets it?
Varicose veins often appear on older individuals of both genders. This procedure helps to reinvigorate confidence and self-esteem by eliminating unsightly veins that can cause embarrassment, particularly when wearing shorts, skirts, bathing suits and dresses. Sclerotherapy also brings a more youthful appearance back to the legs and feet.
Forefront dermatologists are specially trained to administer the injection into the affected areas. The chemical injection, which contains sclerosant, is administered into the vein, damaging and scarring it. The damaged vein then closes, causing it to fade away. If you are interested in sclerotherapy treatments, the skin experts at Forefront Dermatology can develop a treatment plan that is safe, effective and personalized for your health needs and the condition of your skin. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the Forefront Dermatology office near you. For locations, click here.