When you are fortunate enough to live in an area as beautiful as Tampa, there is a strong chance that you will wear shorts the majority of the year. We understand the impact that visible veins can have on your level of confidence. Though spider veins don’t always relate to health concerns, they can have a significant impact on your quality of life. With sclerotherapy, you can address spider and varicose veins without major surgeries.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive, effective way to say goodbye to unsightly spider veins. With this spider and varicose removal treatment, you can boost your confidence in your appearance and feel the effects in many areas of your life.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins tend to be more visible on women than on men. As women approach middle age, it is common that they begin to see small clusters of blue and purple on the lower extremities such as the ankles or around the knees. While they are often a natural part of aging, they can lead to decreased confidence in your appearance.
There are several reasons for the development of spider and varicose veins, including:
- Lifestyle habits (many of us spend a good portion of our day sitting)
- Variations in hormones
- Changes in weight
Whatever has caused your spider veins, know that you have a reliable resource for clearer, more attractive skin in the office of Dr. Lombardi. With extensive training, experience, and the right technologies, we can help you love your skin.
Sclerotherapy is a solution to spider veins that doctors have relied on for many decades. Due to the high success rate of this straightforward treatment, we have included it in our menu of services.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical vein treatment that targets unwanted veins with a sclerosing solution. When injected into individual veins with a tiny needle, it causes their collapse. For this spider and varicose removal treatment, you don’t need anesthesia or lengthy downtime.
Over the following weeks, treated veins will close and become less and less visible until they completely disappear forever. The blood that once flowed through these veins is redirected to nearby healthy veins.
In most cases, treatment takes less than an hour. Depending on how many veins we are treating, we may complete the process in under 15 minutes.
Results and Recovery
Since sclerotherapy is non-surgical, you can return to your usual routine immediately. You don’t need to worry about downtime or missing work as you would with surgical treatments.
Following injections, patients may notice slight redness and itching in the treatment area. These side effects, if they do occur, tend to fade very quickly. Another potential side effect is bruising. This may last a week or two. If you have any concerns, Dr. Lombardi can examine the sites and provide feedback on your results.
As the weeks pass after treatment, you should see significant improvement in your veins. After several weeks have passed, they should be gone entirely.
Who Is a Candidate for Sclerotherapy
During your consultation with Dr. Lombardi, he will go over your options for treatment. Some patients may benefit even from non-prescription medications. For others, lifestyle changes might be enough to keep spider veins under control. Such changes could include changing your diet or engaging in activity to promote healthy blood flow.
However, the treatment is open to patients of all ages. Dr. Lombardi will provide you with all the information you need to decide on your personalized treatment plan. Some signs that spider and varicose vein removal could benefit you include:
- Pain in your veins
- Feelings of soreness or heaviness in your legs
- Rash near or around the veins
- Patchy or dry skin on your feet or legs
- Significant amounts of veins over your legs
Some patients respond more quickly to treatment than others. During your consultation, Dr. Lombardi will examine your veins and inform you about what your treatment would look like and what you could expect.
Call Lombardi Institute of Dermatology
Your skin health is important to your quality of life. For that reason, it is important to your dermatologist in the Tampa Bay area. If you have questions about our practice or cosmetic dermatology, contact the office of Dr. Milan Lombardi. Take a step toward healthier skin today with a consultation and examination of your skin. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and working with you in your path toward an enhanced appearance.
With years of experience, Dr. Lombardi strives to provide top-quality cosmetic procedures. His goal in each spider and varicose vein removal treatment is to bring new confidence to his patients. He understands that each patient has unique needs and goals. By working closely with patients, he develops a personalized treatment plan that enhances your appearance.