How Long Does Sclerotherapy Take to Work?
Some improvement can be seen immediately upon treatment. For small spider veins, results may start to become evident within three to six weeks. For a larger vein, the body needs more time to clear it away, so you may need several months to see a significant fading of the vein. Some people have multiple veins treated at the same time, and these may even fade at a different rate. If you do not see results the first time, another treatment often completes the process.
Is There Any Downtime for Sclerotherapy?
You may experience some bruising and skin irritation in the area of the injection for a few days. You may use Tylenol as needed, but we recommend that you do not use medications like aspirin or other over-the-counter pain medications, as these can affect bleeding.
You will have a compression garment to wear for as long as your provider instructs, which will help the vein to collapse. We will also recommend that you walk around regularly and do not spend too much time sitting still.
Am I a Good Candidate For Sclerotherapy?
The best candidates for sclerotherapy have spider veins on the legs, thighs, or other areas of the body, including the face. Your Capital Laser & Skin Care provider will meet with you for a consultation and discuss your medical history and your treatment options. Most people with spider veins can try sclerotherapy as an option.