Prominent veins such as spider veins or varicose veins can be caused by a variety of issues. Hormones, genetics, and activity can all play a role in your chances of getting prominent veins. No matter the cause, sclerotherapy is an option to treat the appearance of spider and varicose veins. If you wish to reduce their appearance, Rinnova Skin and Body can help.
Treating Prominent Veins
At Rinnova Skin and Body we have lasers that are effective at treating varicoses veins. However, sclerotherapy is our preferred method for dealing with varicose veins. While a simple saline solution can be injected, Asclera (polidocanol) is proven to be more effective and more comfortable than saline injections.
Asclera is a polidocanol solution that will cause your veins to create new tissue in place of the blood vessel. Dr. Becker will inject your veins with Asclera and see you at the follow up visit. The full effect of the treatment can take several weeks, as your body absorbs the old tissue from the vein.
What to Expect
After your treatment you will need to wear compression stockings for 7 days following, including during sleep. We have stockings available for purchase on site, however you can purchase compression stockings before your appointment. We recommend compression stockings of 20-30 mmHg. For the first 7 days post treatment, Dr. Becker recommends avoiding activities that put major pressure on the site, including weightlifting. However, moderate exercise like jogging, skiing, or yoga are fine as long as you continue to wear the compression hose for the full 7 days.