Dermatologist in New Orleans offers spider vein treatment with sclerotherapyBy Dr. Mary Lupo
Sclerotherapy is a treatment during which a dermatologist injects a sclerosing solution directly into problematic veins. By doing this, the vein closes up and blood flow is redirected to healthier veins. It is completely safe and effective at addressing small or large veins that may be on the legs or even in the facial area.
Sclerotherapy has been used for years for the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins and continues to be an effective solution for patients. While there are laser methods of treating veins, sclerotherapy is the most reliable and patients trust an experienced dermatologist such as Dr. Mary Lupo to administer treatment.
Sclerotherapy is usually done in a series of 2-6 sessions. Patients must follow specific after-care instructions to achieve desired results. For leg veins, patients should reduce strenuous activity and wear compression stockings to ensure treatment works as expected. The procedure is done without anesthetics though numbing cream may be used at the injection site for additional comfort. This is a non-surgical procedure and can be an affordable, effective treatment option for veins that have become noticeable and difficult.
At the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, we work closely with individuals to assist them in achieving a body they can be proud of. When varicose veins and spider veins become an issue, treatment is important to recover youthful looking skin and eliminate the problems often experienced with these veins. Contact our practice today by calling (504) 777-3047 and making an appointment with our board certified dermatologist and her team of dedicated providers.