Sclerotherapy in Fort Lauderdale, FL
For people living in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines and surrounding areas in Florida, who are seeking treatment for varicose veins, board-certified physician Dr. Val Manocchio of Doctors Best Wellness Center offers sclerotherapy at our vein clinic.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment done to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins on the legs. Injection sclerotherapy is a well-proven procedure and has been used since the 1930s. Sclerotherapy is designed to visibly reduce the appearance of spider veins and, as a result, enhance your self-esteem and physical appearance.
Spider veins (telangiectasias) are tiny bluish or reddish looking veins at the surface of the skin found on the legs or face. Spider veins can develop from weak or damaged valves as well. They can also be caused by hormone changes, exposure to sun and injuries. Unwanted veins can appear because of certain factors such as:
- Hormonal shifts
- Weight gain
- Prolonged sitting or standing
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure, so there is no downtime or incisions. The veins collapse naturally and are absorbed by the body. The procedure can be used for varicose veins, spider veins, and reticular veins.
How is Sclerotherapy Performed?
Classic sclerotherapy involves a trained physician injecting a solution directly into the affected veins. It takes about 15 to 30 minutes and does not require anesthesia. The length of time depends on the size of the area and the number of veins being treated. The solution is injected directly into the blood vessel, using very fine needles. The number of veins injected in one session is variable, depending on the size and location of the veins, and the patient’s overall medical condition.
We also use Veinwave™, a “state-of-the-art” device to remove tiny veins around the nose and face too small to be injected. Using both techniques guarantees the best possible results.
With time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view. Mild discomfort may occur when the veins are injected, and a cramping sensation may be felt when larger veins are injected. Most people return to their normal activities on the same day.
Your doctor will advise the number of treatments necessary to achieve the desired results. In some cases, as few as, two or three treatments will achieve the desired outcome.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost in Fort Lauderdale?
Sclerotherapy may not be covered by medical insurance. Our patient coordinator will review your coverage and help you determine your out-of-pocket costs. For your convenience, Doctors Best Wellness Center accepts several forms of payment, including cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Financing is also available.
Is Sclerotherapy Right for Me?
Sclerotherapy is one of the most prevalent treatments for spider and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy works well for most patients. It is estimated that as many as 50 to 80 percent of injected veins may be eliminated with each injection session. In general, spider veins respond to treatment in three to six weeks, and larger veins respond in three to four months. If the veins respond to the treatment, usually they will not reappear. After the procedure, it is important to walk around to prevent formation of blood clots in your legs. In some cases, new veins may appear.
After your sclerotherapy treatment, Dr. Manocchio will give you specific instructions to follow for recovery.
- Avoid sun exposure to the treated areas for two weeks after the procedure to avoid dark spots
- Wear compression stockings to maintain compression on the treated veins
If you are considering sclerotherapy, schedule a consultation with Doctors Best Wellness Center to discuss your cosmetic goals and to determine if sclerotherapy is right for you. It is important to openly discuss your expectations with Dr. Manocchio, so you know what to expect and are not disappointed with the results.
If you have varicose veins or spider veins, sclerotherapy at Doctors Best Wellness Center may be the answer. Dr. Val Manocchio, a board-certified physician, offers sclerotherapy for people living in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines as well as the surrounding areas in Florida. Contact us today!