Small Vein Removal – Sclerotherapy is the Right Choice!

Home » Sclerotherapy » Small Vein Removal – Sclerotherapy is the Right Choice!
sclerotherapy west florida vein center tampa

sclerotherapy west florida vein center tampaIf you have visibly noticeable small veins that resemble a spider web you likely have telangiectasia, a lesser form of varicose veins or vein disease. While not usually painful, if not treated they tend to start out in a small location and spread fairly quickly.

The main treatment used to combat telangiectasis is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is used on spider veins as well as small superficial varicose veins appearing on the legs. They may also appear (though less commonly) on other parts of the body as well.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy involves the use of a solution applied via injection into a specifically targeted reticular vein or spider vein through a very tiny 32 gauge needle. The injected chemical’s purpose is to collapse the blood vessel. This takes place within only a few seconds taking effect immediately. The doctor can see it working as they proceed.

Thanks to the natural adaptive healing processes of the human body the blood is simply re-routed to other healthy veins that can easily take on the extra flow while the spider veins fade from view gradually over a period of several weeks due to nonuse and reabsorption.

This procedure is performed using the smallest gauge needle made in order to minimize the sensation of the injection. Most patients are pleasantly surprised when they experience just how painless modern sclerotherapy actually is. Even if you are needle phobic this procedure has been said to be a breeze.

Sclerotherapy typically takes from 1 to 6 treatment sessions to reach the fading level desired for the treated veins.

Recommendation: Graduated compression stockings are suggested for immediate use after treatment for up to a week or more. The main benefit is, of course, the look of your legs. No longer encumbered by purplish-blue lines sclerotherapy may also help improve annoyance symptoms sometimes linked to spider veins, such as itching, aching, burning and nighttime cramps. If you have tried sclerotherapy in the past and have been unsuccessful in relieving symptoms outside of the visual it could be a sign that deeper veins may need to be treated as well.

It is important to note that there is minimal to no discomfort with this treatment and no downtime.

Sclerotherapy is, so far, the most effective treatment option for spider veins.

Interested to learn more? We are here to help. Give the office of Dr. Mark Zuzga a call today at The West Florida Vein Center of Safety Harbor / Tampa, Florida (727) 712-3233 to set up a consultation and get you on the road to healthy happy legs again.

Most insurance accepted!

Leave a Reply

Tampa Vein Specialists

No one needs to suffer from untreated varicose vein disease anymore. In addition, with today's favorable insurance coverage, the procedures are even more accessible. If you have a vein problem, you need Dr. Zuzga and West Florida Vein Center!


Contact Us

Phone: (727) 712-3233

1840 Mease Drive, Suite 301
Safety Harbor, Florida 34695
Telephone: (727) 712-3233
Facsimile: (727) 712-1853
Site Developed By: Damonaz Design, LLC