As of March 20, 2020 we are no longer seeing patients in our office due to COVID-19. We are happy to continue caring for you during these uncertain times. We are now offering remote appointments for new and established patients although we will no longer be able to see you in person. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.
Spider veins, small dilated blood vessels that appear close to the surface of the skin, can be unsightly and cause self-consciousness. Fortunately, Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to treat spider veins.
During the procedure, a liquid medication named Asclera is injected into the spider veins with a very small needle, which irritates the lining of the vessels and causes them to collapse and eventually fade from view. The number of sessions required varies depending on the severity and number of the spider veins and the desired results.
After the procedure, it is recommended that patients wear compression stockings to help with healing and reduce the risk of blood clots. It is also common to experience mild side effects, such as stinging, redness, bruising, and itching of the treated areas.
Sclerotherapy is generally considered safe and effective for spider vein treatment, but it may not be suitable for every patient. We at the Dermatology Institute of Boston can help you determine if this procedure is right for you and answer any questions you may have.
Spider veins can have several causes, including age, genetics, pregnancy, hormonal changes, obesity, and prolonged sitting or standing. If you are experiencing spider veins, you should schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist to determine the underlying cause and best course of treatment.
Spider veins are not always a medical concern, but they can be a sign of an underlying venous disease. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:
If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist to determine the best course of treatment.
The cost of spider vein treatment can vary depending on the severity and number of spider veins and the desired results. At the Dermatology Institute of Boston, we price by time, which include the Jobst brand compression stockings with treatment. Sclerotherapy is not covered by insurance.
It is important to consider the long-term benefits of the treatment. Sclerotherapy can significantly improve the appearance of spider veins, which can boost self-confidence and improve the overall quality of life. Additionally, if left untreated, spider veins can worsen over time.
If you are experiencing spider veins, schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist at our Boston location to determine the best course of treatment.
Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.