Sclerotherapy at Arta Dermatology, Newport Beach

Sclerotherapy - Sclerotherapy Legs Image We understand that you want to like the appearance of your legs. Clusters of tiny red, purple, and blue veins, known as spider veins, lead thousands of people to wear full-coverage clothing due to embarrassment. These problematic veins affect both men and women, with women most commonly affected. When they do develop on men, they are usually hidden beneath the hair on the legs.

Women over the age of forty may begin to notice small bands of spider veins, although women as young as in their twenties have experienced them. A number of factors may trigger these veins, such as:

  • Fluctuations in hormone levels
  • Fluctuations in weight
  • Pregnancy
  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle that includes periods of extended standing or sitting on a regular basis

For many years, sclerotherapy has provided a viable solution to spider veins, eliminating these clusters for good. Dr. Farshidi has the training and experience with this treatment to help you once again love your legs. Though new approaches are available, sclerotherapy remains one of the most effective and affordable, minimally invasive procedures.

Sclerotherapy delivers a specialized solution directly into affected veins, causing the internal structure to collapse. As veins collapse, they fade away and healthy tissue remains.

Typically, sclerotherapy is completed in under an hour - sometimes in as little as 15 minutes. During this appointment, Dr. Farshidi precisely administers the sclerosing agent into various locations in each vein for optimal results. After veins have been treated, some patients experience mild itching or redness, which diminishes in the days following treatment. Bruising may also occur, fading within a week or two.

For several decades, sclerotherapy has been a safe and effective procedure for the elimination of spider veins. Though these problematic veins are more of a cosmetic concern than a health issue, we understand your desire to eliminate them.