Do you avoid showing your legs because you’re embarrassed by your spider veins? Maryland Specialty Group (MDSG) in Glenn Dale, Maryland performs sclerotherapy, a treatment solution that eliminates varicose and spider veins. If you live in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, call MDSG or request an appointment online for a consultation.

What is sclerotherapy?

The specialists at MDSG use sclerotherapy to effectively treat varicose and spider veins in your legs. This procedure also can alleviate the following leg-related symptoms as well:

How does sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy describes the process of injecting solution directly into your unwanted vein. This injection process causes your vein to scar and collapse. As a result, your blood reroutes through other veins in your leg. Eventually, your body reabsorbs your collapsed vein, enabling its appearance to eventually fade away over time.

What can you expect following a sclerotherapy procedure?

Once you’ve completed your treatment session, you can get up and move around casually. This movement helps to prevent blood clots from forming. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise for about two weeks. In addition, your specialist may advise you to wear compression stockings or bandages during the two week period to maintain pressure on your treated veins.

What can you expect during a sclerotherapy session?

The specialists at Maryland Specialty Group perform your sclerotherapy session in their office, without the use of anesthesia. The procedure usually lasts about an hour.
During the treatment session, you lie on your back with your legs slightly elevated. Your specialist disinfects the targeted area and then inserts a small, fine needle of solution into your unwanted vein. It’s common to experience a little stinging or slight cramping while the needle is in your vein.
After removing the needle, your specialist massages the targeted area to disperse the solution throughout your vein. Your specialist may tape a compression pad onto your injection site to keep the area compressed if other veins need to be treated. The number of injections needed depends on the number of veins treated, as well as their size.

How soon can you expect results following sclerotherapy?

You can expect your treated veins to fade within a few weeks of your sclerotherapy session. However, the specialists at MDSG may recommend more that one session depending on your specific case, and the results you desire. Typically, your treated veins won’t reappear, but it’s possible that new veins may develop in the future.
If you’re ready to finally say goodbye to your unwanted spider veins, call Maryland Specialty Group today. You also can request an appointment online.